How to charge the iPad Mini in Haiti

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Haitian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger and charging the iPad Mini using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Haitian power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you can power all your vital electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Haiti you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need it. Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini . This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini abroad.These instructions will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini when travelling to Haiti using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets will be normally used by most Haitians. If your iPad Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Haiti from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Haiti

Can the iPad Mini be used in Haiti?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Haiti.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini the best travel power adapter for Haiti is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Haitians use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Haiti and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Haiti 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Haiti?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Haitian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini using a Haitian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Haitian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Haitian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Haitian power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPad Mini from a Haitian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini using a Haitian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Haitian power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Haitian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haitian 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, around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-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, 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, costs under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).