How to charge the iPad Mini 4 in Grenada

How to connect a Grenadian power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Grenadian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. 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 . This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad Mini 4 abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Grenada using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Grenadians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling you'll find most power supplies vary depending on which region you travelling to therefore we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Grenada from another country please check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Grenada

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Grenada?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Grenada.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand 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 under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Grenada 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Grenada 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to Grenada using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Grenada?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which takes between 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Grenadian page on Wikipedia.org
  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, estimated cost 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, C$20-C$25.
  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.