Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Saint Vincent

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a St Vincentian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter, how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type G power charger and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type C USB plug

St Vincentian power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Saint Vincent it is useful to know if you can use any common electronics at your hotel. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPad Mini 4. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 when going to Saint Vincent using the standard Type G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of St Vincentians will use the Type G plug outlets. You'll find power will vary from region to region therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Saint Vincent from a different region please make sure that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Vincent

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Vincent?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Vincent?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. St Vincentians use five different types of wall outlets (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your St Vincentian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while 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 tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Vincent we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Vincent and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Vincent.
  • 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Vincent?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. This plug supply (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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 St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a St Vincentian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically supplied with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. This recessed round power supply (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a St Vincentian power outlet using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming an inverted triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one-five and a half hours to recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Vincent Wikipedia 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, 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, 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, C$15-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, 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, under C$10.
  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.