Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Guadeloupe

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Guadeloupe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger, how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type D power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type E power adapter

Guadeloupe power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad Mini 2 when they are abroad.When you are staying in Guadeloupe these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using their types D, C or E 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Guadeloupe from a different country please make sure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Les Abymes or Basse-Terre please refer to the Guadeloupe Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Guadeloupe

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Guadeloupe?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Guadeloupe.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Guadeloupe?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Guadeloupe is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of wall outlets that Guadeloupians use (D, C and E) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Guadeloupe.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Guadeloupe?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Guadeloupe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Guadeloupe power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Guadeloupe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guadeloupe Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under 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, under C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price around C$25.
  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, estimated cost under C$15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.