How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a St Vincentian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB charger, how to charge the iPad Mini using a three pin Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type C Europlug power plug

St Vincentian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. When going to Saint Vincent this page has instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini using their standard types G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of St Vincentians will normally use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. You will discover power sockets change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions. If you are travelling to Saint Vincent from a different country make sure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a place like Kingstown please refer to the Wikipedia.org page about Saint Vincent [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Saint Vincent

Can the iPad Mini be used in Saint Vincent?

You can use the iPad Mini in Saint Vincent.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Saint Vincent?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. St Vincentians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Vincent 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Vincent.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Saint Vincent?

Charging the iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power charger to charge the iPad Mini with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type K power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - Wikipedia.org page about Saint Vincent
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters