Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Saint Martin

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a St Martins power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

St Martins power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These instructions were specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Saint Martin.This step by step guide will show how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when travelling to Saint Martin using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Saint Martins use the Type F plugs in their plug outlets. When travelling to Saint Martin from another region make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Martin

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Martin?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a St Martins power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Martin?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Saint Martins use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Martin.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Martin?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from a St Martins power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by the two holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Martins power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the St Martins power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the St Martins power outlet. This sunken circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around one-five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Martins power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - St Martins Wikipedia web page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters