Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Tobago

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Tobagonian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Tobagonian power outlet

If packing for a trip to Tobago it can often be useful to know if you can use your indispensable devices when you arrive. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Tobago you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. This page is a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 in Tobago using the standard B or A type Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Tobagonians typically use Type B power outlets. You'll find power supplies will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the iPad Mini 4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Tobago from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Scarborough we also suggest reading the Tobagonian country page on Wikipedia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Tobago

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Tobago?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Tobago?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Tobago to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tobagonians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Tobagonian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tobago 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 Tobago using 3 pinned type B 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tobago.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Tobago?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Tobagonian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Tobagonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord 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 Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Tobagonian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Tobagonian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Tobagonian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power 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 found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Tobagonian country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters