Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Dominica

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Dominicand power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type D USB plug.

Dominicand power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad Mini 4 when staying abroad.If visiting Dominica this page has instructions showing charging the iPad Mini 4 by using the types G or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Dominicansd will use the Type G power outlets. If you are visiting Dominica from another country make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Dominica

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Dominica?

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

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Dominica?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Dominica is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicansd use two different types of power outlets (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Dominicand trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Dominica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Dominica. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Dominica?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Dominicand power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using the Dominicand power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Dominicand power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger 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. Switch on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Dominicand power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Dominica 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 (around £15 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).