How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in The US Virgin Islands

A guide on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B power plug.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are visiting The US Virgin Islands by using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Mini 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting The US Virgin Islands from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The US Virgin Islands

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in The US Virgin Islands?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in The US Virgin Islands (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 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 iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. 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 be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters 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 which cover Continental 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The US Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from the Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Virgin Islands power outlet. The power supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the 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. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type B power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 from the Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Virgin Islands power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots with a semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about The US Virgin Islands
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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$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$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced C$15-C$20.