Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Miquelon

How to connect a Miquelonnais power outlet to the iPad Mini

Miquelonnais power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini in Miquelon. This page contains simple instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini when visiting Miquelon using a standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type Miquelonnais plug outlet, the Miquelonnais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. If you are visiting Miquelon from another country please check the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like Miquelon or Langlade we recommend reading the Miquelonnais Wikipedia web page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Miquelon

Can you use the iPad Mini in Miquelon?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Miquelonnais power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Miquelon we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Miquelon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Miquelon?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E power adapter to power the iPad Mini with a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini from a Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Miquelonnais power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [3], can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit plus a metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Miquelonnais Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).