Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Jersey

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Jersey power outlet.

Jersey power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when staying abroad.This page contains instructions telling you how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Jersey using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Channel Islanders using 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Jersey from a different country please make sure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device 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 over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as Saint Helier or Saint Saviour please refer to the Jersey Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Jersey

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Jersey?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Jersey.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Jersey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Jersey trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Jersey 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Jersey 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Jersey?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Jersey power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Jersey power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Jersey power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Jersey power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cord into the mains 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 Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Jersey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Jersey Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - 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, costing 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, under C$20.