Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Papua New Guinea

How to connect a Papua New Guinea power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Papua New Guinea power outlet

If planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can power your indispensable gadgets like mobile phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which plug socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPad Mini 4. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially to the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Papua New Guinea using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Oceania page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Papua New Guinea from a different country please check that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a Papua New Guinea place like Port Moresby or Lae we also suggest reading the Papua New Guinea country wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Papua New Guinea

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Papua New Guinea?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Papua New Guinea?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Papua New Guinea 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Papua New Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Papua New Guinea. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Papua New Guinea?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 4 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Papua New Guinea power outlet. The power outlet (technically called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the USB 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 Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea country 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, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).