Charging the iPad Mini 4 when visiting The Grenadines

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter, how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a two pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type E USB charger

Grenadines power outlet

If packing for a holiday it's helpful to know in advance if you can use all your indispensable electronics like cell phones and laptop computers when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket is being used in The Grenadines you could end up either weighing your luggage down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you arrive which could be incompatible. Varying complicated region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 in The Grenadines. The following step-by-step guide will show you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are visiting The Grenadines using their standard types G, C, E, I or K Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Vincentians. When travelling anywhere you'll find power sockets will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting The Grenadines from another region please check that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The Grenadines

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in The Grenadines?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Grenadines power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel adapter for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Vincentians use five different standards of plug sockets (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Grenadines 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Grenadines.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in The Grenadines?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the Grenadines power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines 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 Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the Grenadines power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (called a Europlug) can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up, typically taking roughly one to five and a half hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type E power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes plus one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging, typically taking around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type K USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the Grenadines power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes forming an inverted triangle pattern with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Grenadines Wiki page
  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, priced at 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, costing under C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced under C$15.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, around C$5.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under C$20.