Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Barbuda

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Barbudan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. When you are travelling to Barbuda these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using their standard Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Barbuda from another region ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device 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 over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Barbuda

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Barbuda?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Barbuda.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Barbuda?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best travel charger for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Barbudans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of 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 and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Barbuda we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbuda 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Barbuda using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Barbudan power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Barbudan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Barbudan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Barbudan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Barbudan power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Barbudan power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Barbuda
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing between $5 to $10 USD (under £2 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (around £15 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 (under £15 GBP / under C$20).