Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Peru

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Peruvian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter, powering the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type C USB charger

Peruvian power outlet

If planning a vacation to Peru it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets when you reach your hotel. However by not knowing which wall socket is used in Peru you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPad Mini 4. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 when visiting Peru using the types C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note Type C power outlets will be used by a majority of Peruvians. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the South America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Peru from a different region please make sure that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that 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 powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Peru

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Peru?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Peruvian power outlet.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Peru?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Peru to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of wall outlets in Peru (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

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 around the world simply by changing the included 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 chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will 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 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 plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

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 crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Peru 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 going to Peru.
  • 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. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Peru?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Peruvian power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Peruvian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 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] (usually supplied with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Peruvian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Peruvian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Peruvian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a two pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 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] (usually supplied with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [8]) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Peruvian country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, around $10 USD (£2-£3 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. 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$5).
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).