How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Saint Kitts

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPad Mini with a St Kitts power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger, powering the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a 2 pinned Type A power charger

St Kitts power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Mini when going to Saint Kitts.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini when you are visiting Saint Kitts using their G, A, B or D type 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Kittitian normally use Type G plug outlets. If travelling to Saint Kitts from another country please ensure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Saint Kitts

Can the iPad Mini be used in Saint Kitts?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a St Kitts power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Saint Kitts?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kittitian use four different standards of wall outlets (G, A, B and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts 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, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 Saint Kitts.
  • 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 only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Saint Kitts?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts 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 tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the mains 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPad Mini with a St Kitts power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the two blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad Mini from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type D power outlet [10]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts 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 should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Saint Kitts
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, 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, priced at C$10-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, under C$30.
  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, costs C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. 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$15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.