How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in The British Virgin Islands

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Type B power plug.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini in The British Virgin Islands. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPad Mini when going to The British Virgin Islands.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini when you're visiting The British Virgin Islands by using the standard Type B or A British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Mini doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting The British Virgin Islands from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPad Mini is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a city such as Road Town or Spanish Town refer to the wikipedia.org page about The British Virgin Islands [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPad Mini be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in The British Virgin Islands.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in The British Virgin Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini then the best international travel power adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different types of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The British Virgin Islands using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in The British Virgin Islands?

Charging the iPad Mini from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the two blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the twin blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about The British Virgin Islands
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, costs under C$30.
  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, priced under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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.
  8. 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.