How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Vanuatu

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPad Mini 4 when visiting abroad.If you're going to Vanuatu this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the standard Type G, C or I 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Vanuatu from another region check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Vanuatu

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Vanuatu?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Vanuatu by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Vanuatu?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Ni-Vanuatu use (types G, C and I) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return 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 using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Vanuatu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Vanuatu?

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Vanuatuan 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 is powering up which takes between 1-4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

A guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 300 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatu country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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, priced around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).