How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Miquelon

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

Miquelonnais power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when going abroad.The following step by step instructions tells you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when you're visiting Miquelon by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E Miquelonnais wall outlet, with the Miquelonnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. Power sources will change from country to country so please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Miquelon from another country please ensure the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Miquelon

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Miquelon?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Miquelon?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Miquelon is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Miquelon or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

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, however for those 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 is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Miquelon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Miquelon?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the mains 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging and takes between 60-300 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Miquelon
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).