Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Saint Kitts

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a three pinned Type G power adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type B power charger

St Kitts power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This page is a step by step guide showing how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you're travelling to Saint Kitts using the Type G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Kittitian. If you are visiting Saint Kitts from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 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 being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Kitts

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a St Kitts power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kittitian use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your St Kitts trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Kitts using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Kitts?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a St Kitts power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type G USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a three pin Type B power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 from the St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. This power supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into 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 St Kitts 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, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a St Kitts power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Kitts Wiki page
  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, priced around 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, under 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, estimated price C$25-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, under 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, C$15-C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.