How to charge the iPad Mini in Grenada

How to connect a Grenadian power outlet to the iPad Mini

Grenadian power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Mini in Grenada. The following step by step instructions tells you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini when you're travelling to Grenada by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Grenadians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Grenada from another country please ensure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a Grenadian place such as St. George's or Gouyave we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Grenada [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Grenada

Can the iPad Mini be used in Grenada?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Grenada.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Grenada?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini then the best international travel power adapter for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel chargers. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Grenada using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Grenada?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a Grenadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Grenadian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Grenada
  2. Apple - official iPad 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 / around C$15).
  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 (around £15 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).