Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Fiji

How to connect a Fijian power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Fijian power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Fiji it is useful to know if you can charge all your vital electrical devices such as mobiles and tablets when you arrive. However by not knowing which power supply to expect 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 combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini 4 . This page contains step-by-step instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 when travelling to Fiji using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type Fijian power outlet. If visiting Fiji from a different country please make sure that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying in a Fijian city like Nasinu we suggest reading the Fijian Wikipedia 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 Fiji

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Fiji?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Fiji.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Fiji is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Fijian trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to different continents we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

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 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Fiji and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Fiji.
  • 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 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 Fiji. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Fiji?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type I USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Fijian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Fijian power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the Fijian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three thin slots in a triangle configuration with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Fijian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated price around $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).