Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Suriname

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Surinamese power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you're visiting abroad.If you're travelling to Suriname these useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard Type F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Mini 4 does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Suriname from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Suriname

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Suriname?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Suriname by using a power adaptor.

Suriname

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Suriname?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Surinamers use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the 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, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad 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 recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

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 when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 North America visiting Suriname.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 a more flexible 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 Suriname. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Suriname?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Surinamese power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using the Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Surinamese 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 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Surinamese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Surinamese power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Surinamese power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using the Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin pins slide into along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power 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 found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes roughly one-five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Suriname
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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 F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).