Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Montserrat

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Montserratian power outlet and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Montserratian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when travelling to Montserrat.If travelling to Montserrat these useful instructions show powering the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard B or A type Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will find power is different regionally therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Montserrat from a different country please double check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a place like Brades or Saint Peter's we also suggest reading the Montserrat Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Montserrat

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Montserrat?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Montserrat 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 Montserratians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because 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 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel 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 wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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 converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Montserrat 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Montserrat.
  • 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Montserrat?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Montserratian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades. Please note power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Montserrat so please check prior to continuing.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 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 Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 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.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Montserratian 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 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin. Please note power cords with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Montserrat so please check prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 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.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montserrat Wikipedia page
  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, priced 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, 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, 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, under C$20.