How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Aruba

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Aruban power outlet, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B power plug and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB plug

Aruban power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 in Aruba. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 in Aruba by using the F, A or B type 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Mini 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Aruba from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Aruba

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Aruba?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Aruba by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Aruba?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Aruba is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Arubans use (types F, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Aruba using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Aruba. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Aruba?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Aruban power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Aruban power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type B USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from the Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Aruban power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from an Aruban power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This round plug outlet, sometimes called a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two adjacent holes for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in 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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Aruban power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Aruban entry on wikipedia.org
  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, under $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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 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).