Charging the iPad Mini 4 when visiting The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Manx power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPad Mini 4 when they are staying abroad.This page is a simple guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when going to The Isle of Man using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Manx power outlet, the Manx will use a 13 amp plug for charging. Most power sources will vary from region to region therefore please read our Wiki Connections global power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting The Isle of Man from another region please make sure your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Douglas we also recommend referring to the The Isle of Man wikipedia page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The Isle of Man

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Manx power outlet.

The Isle of Man

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The Isle of Man?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Isle of Man.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The Isle of Man?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Manx power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Manx power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from a Manx power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Manx power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between one to five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Manx power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Isle of Man wikipedia page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).