Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Saint Kitts

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power adapter, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type A power charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type B power charger

St Kitts power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Saint Kitts it can be useful to know if you can power all your gadgets such as mobiles and cameras when you get there. However by not knowing which power supply is used you could pack the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Various voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini 4 when visiting abroad.If you are visiting Saint Kitts the following instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using their types G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Kittitian typically use Type G plug outlets. If you are visiting Saint Kitts from another region please check the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you are planning on staying at a city like Basseterre or Charlestown we suggest reading the St Kitts Wikipedia web page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Kitts

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a St Kitts power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel adapter for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of wall outlets in Saint Kitts (G, A, B and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Kitts.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Kitts?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Kitts power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

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

A guide on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [6]) is identified by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains power charger 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains power charger 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Kitts power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three circular holes in 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts 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 charging, typically taking between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - St Kitts Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$5).
  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 £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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, priced around $10 USD (£2-£3 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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 $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).