Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Trinidad

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Trinidad power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B USB charger.

Trinidad power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're in travelling to Trinidad.If staying in Trinidad these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using their types B or A 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type B power outlets are typically used by most Trinidadians. If the iPad Mini 4 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Trinidad from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Trinidad

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Trinidad?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Trinidad is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Trinidadians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. 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 around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Trinidad 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Trinidad.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Trinidad. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Trinidad?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using a Trinidad power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Trinidad power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type B power adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Trinidad power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Trinidad power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Trinidad Wikipedia page
  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, 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 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, under $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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 cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).