Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Puerto Rico

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Puerto Rican power outlet and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Puerto Rican power outlet

When packing for a trip it's useful to know if you can use your indispensable devices like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the iPad Mini 4. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Puerto Rico.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 when you are in Puerto Rico using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Puerto Ricans. Power sockets change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPad Mini 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Puerto Rico from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Puerto Rico

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Puerto Rico?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Puerto Rican power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Puerto Rico?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Puerto Rico is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Puerto Ricans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Puerto Rico we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Puerto Rico

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wanting 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 travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Puerto Rico and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Puerto Rico using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Puerto Rico. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Puerto Rico?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Puerto Rican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Puerto Rican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a three pin Type B power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Puerto Rican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Puerto Rican power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Puerto Rico
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under 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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 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 price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).