Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Venezuela

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Venezuelan power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. If you're planning a holiday to Venezuela these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Mini 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Venezuela from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Venezuela

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Venezuela?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Venezuela.

Venezuela

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Venezuela?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Venezuelans use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Venezuelan trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Venezuela we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Venezuela 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Venezuela.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Venezuela?

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the Venezuelan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power 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 can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Venezuelan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Venezuela
  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 £3 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, 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).