Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Guadeloupe

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Guadeloupe power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E USB charger

Guadeloupe power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 . This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when you're visiting Guadeloupe using the standard Type D, C or E Guadeloupe 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Guadeloupe from a different region please check that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Guadeloupe

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Guadeloupe?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Guadeloupe by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Guadeloupe?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Guadeloupe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Guadeloupians use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and E) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Guadeloupe trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guadeloupe and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Guadeloupe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Guadeloupe?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using the Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Guadeloupe power outlet. The power outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking around 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Guadeloupe power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Guadeloupe
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-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, priced around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costing under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  10. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).