Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Peru

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, powering the iPad Mini 2 using a two pin Type A power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type B power charger

Peruvian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Peru.When you are travelling to Peru the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad Mini 2 by using their standard C, A or B type Peruvian 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note Type C power outlets will be used by a majority of Peruvians. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Peru from a different country please check that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay somewhere such as Lima or Arequipa read the Peru Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Peru

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Peru?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Peru by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Peru is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Peruvians use three different types of wall outlets (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can 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 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Peruvian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Peru we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Peru using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Peru?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Peru Wikipedia page
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £1 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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £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 (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).