How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Suriname

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Mini with a Surinamese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Mini in Suriname. This page was specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad Mini when going abroad.The following step by step guide shows you how to power the iPad Mini when you are travelling to Suriname using their types F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power changes depending on which area you are in so please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If your iPad Mini does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Suriname from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning to visit a Surinamese place such as Paramaribo or Lelydorp we also suggest referring to the Suriname Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Suriname

Can the iPad Mini be used in Suriname?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Suriname?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Suriname is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Surinamers use two different standards of plug sockets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini is compatible with 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 adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Suriname we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Suriname.
  • 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 just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Suriname?

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

Learn how to power your iPad Mini with a Surinamese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini using a Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Surinamese power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Surinamese power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - Suriname Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters