Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Guernsey

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Guernsey power outlet.

Guernsey power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Guernsey it is useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you're there. However, by not knowing which power supply to expect you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.If staying in Guernsey the following instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Guernsey power outlet, with the Channel Islander using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Guernsey from another region make sure the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Guernsey

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Guernsey?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Guernsey.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Guernsey is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guernsey and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Guernsey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Guernsey?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guernsey power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G power adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Guernsey power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Guernsey power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Guernsey power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains adapter 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 Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Guernsey
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced under C$15.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.