How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Belize

Instructions on how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Belizean power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger, powering the iPad Mini 2 using a three pin Type G USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a three pin Type B USB charger

Belizean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.If you are travelling to Belize this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 using the standard types G, A or B 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPad Mini 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Belize from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPad Mini 2 is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Belize

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Belize?

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

Belize

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel charger for Belize to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets in Belize (types G, A and B) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Belize.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [10]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Belizean power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Belizean power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Belizean power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Belizean power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Belizean power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Belizean power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Belizean power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as the Type B power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the two slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belize 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, under C$5.
  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 A power outlet
  7. 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, costing under C$5.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, estimated price under C$5.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.