Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Venezuela

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Venezuelan power outlet using a Lightning connector and a two pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B USB plug.

Venezuelan power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.If visiting Venezuela these instructions show how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 by using their standard B or A type Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will find power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the South America page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPad Mini 4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Venezuela 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 such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay in a Venezuelan place like Caracas or Maracaibo we also suggest reading the Venezuelan country page on Wikipedia [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Venezuela

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Venezuela?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Venezuela is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Venezuelans use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. 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 included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters for your Venezuelan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal 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 back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Venezuela 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Venezuela. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Venezuela?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Venezuelan power outlet using a Lightning connector and a two pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 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 your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Venezuelan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Venezuelan power outlet using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 from 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 your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Venezuelan power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuelan 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, priced at around $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-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 price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).