Charging the iPad Mini from a power outlet in El Salvador

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Salvadoranf power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a Type B power adapter.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini abroad.When you are travelling to El Salvador this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini using the types B or A 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPad Mini doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting El Salvador from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a destination such as San Salvador please refer to the Salvadoranf Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in El Salvador

Can you use the iPad Mini in El Salvador?

You can use the iPad Mini in El Salvador.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Mini then the best travel power adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in El Salvador (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Salvadoranf trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both El Salvador and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to El Salvador.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in El Salvador?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Salvadoranf power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini using the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your iPad Mini with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini using the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Salvadoranf Wikipedia web page
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (under £2 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 around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-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 price between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).