Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini with a Dominican Republic power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type A USB charger and charging the iPad Mini using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini when visiting The Dominican Republic using the standard B or A type Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Dominicanse. If your iPad Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The Dominican Republic from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a tourist destination such as Santo Domingo or Punta Cana we recommend reading the Dominican Republic Wikipedia web page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The Dominican Republic

Can you use the iPad Mini in The Dominican Republic?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Dominican Republic power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in The Dominican Republic?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Dominican Republic trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Dominican Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Dominican Republic using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in The Dominican Republic?

Powering the iPad Mini with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini using a Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Dominican Republic power outlet. This plug supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide on how to charge your iPad Mini from a Dominican Republic power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Dominican Republic power outlet. This plug outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominican Republic Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  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 price between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).