How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Martinique

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Martinican power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type C Europlug USB plug and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a two pinned Type E power charger

Martinican power outlet

When packing for a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you can use all your electronics that you'll be bringing along with you. But, without knowing which wall socket to expect you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there. Differing frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 in Martinique. If visiting Martinique this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 by using the D, C or E type Martinican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D power outlets will be typically used by most Martiniquais. When visiting Martinique from another country check the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Martinique

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Martinique?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Martinique.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Martinique is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets that Martiniquais use (D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Martinique?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Martinican power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 300 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Martinican power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Martinican power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Martinican power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Martinican power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from the Martinican power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. This circular plug supply, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging, typically taking around 1-4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Martinican page on Wikipedia.org
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).