How to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Antigua

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Antiguan power outlet and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Mini 2 in Antigua. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page has useful instructions showing exactly how to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are visiting Antigua by using their B or A type 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Antiguans. When you are visiting Antigua from a different country make sure that the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Antigua

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Antigua?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Antigua.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Antigua?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel charger for Antigua is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Antigua (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Antigua. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Antigua.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Antigua?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 2 using an Antiguan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with an Antiguan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 using an Antiguan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Antigua country page on wikipedia.org
  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, estimated price around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  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 (around £15 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, costs under $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).