Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Solomon Islands

How to connect a Solomon Islands power outlet to the iPad Mini

Solomon Islands power outlet

Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad Mini . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when you're travelling abroad.If planning a trip to Solomon Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini by using their types G or I 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power is different depending on which country you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Solomon Islands from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Solomon Islands destination such as Honiara we also suggest reading the Solomon Islands entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Solomon Islands

Can the iPad Mini be used in Solomon Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Solomon Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Solomon Islands?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel charger for Solomon Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Solomon Islands (G and I) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Solomon Islands we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

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 wishing 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 when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Solomon Islands 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Solomon Islands.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Solomon Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Solomon Islands power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Solomon Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Solomon Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Solomon Islands entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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 (£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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).