Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Belize

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Belizean power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type A power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type G power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type B power charger

Belizean power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad Mini 4 abroad.If you're travelling to Belize this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 by using the Type G, A or B Belizean 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPad Mini 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Belize from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad Mini 4 is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Belize

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Belize?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Belizean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Belize

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Belize?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Belize is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Belizeans use three different standards of power outlets (G, A and B) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Belizean trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Belize we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world 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 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 can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belize and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Belize using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Belize. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Belize?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Belizean power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Belizean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Belizean power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [6], is identified by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Belizean power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Belizean power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Belizean power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [8]) is recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short two blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Connect 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Belize
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, C$15-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, costing 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, priced under C$20.
  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, priced under C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.