How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Jamaica

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Jamaican power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B power charger.

Jamaican power outlet

When packing for a vacation it's helpful to know if you can charge any vital gadgets such as cell phones and laptop computers at your destination. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you may end up either having to bring too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Different voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 in Jamaica. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.If you are visiting Jamaica these useful instructions show charging your iPad Mini 2 by using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover most Jamaicans will use Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If the iPad Mini 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Jamaica from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Jamaica

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Jamaica?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Jamaica by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Jamaica?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Jamaica is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets in Jamaica (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Jamaican trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jamaica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Jamaica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jamaica. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Jamaica?

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

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Jamaican power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Jamaican 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 USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Jamaica
  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 (£1-£2 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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 (£10-£15 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 (around £15 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 cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).