How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Kiribati

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type I USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini from a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Mini in Kiribati. This page is a step by step guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini when you're visiting Kiribati using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Kiribati plug outlet. When you are travelling to Kiribati from another country please make sure that your iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Kiribati

Can you use the iPad Mini in Kiribati?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Kiribati?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Kiribati is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Kiribati or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters 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 without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger 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 Kiribati

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Kiribati.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Kiribati?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Kiribati power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini from a Kiribati power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type I USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini using a Kiribati power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by three thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kiribati country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 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, 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).