Charging the iPad Mini when planning a trip to The Cook Islands

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Cook Islands power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type I USB charger.

Cook Islands power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPad Mini when you're travelling to The Cook Islands using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. When visiting The Cook Islands from a different region please make sure that the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini in The Cook Islands?

You can use the iPad Mini in The Cook Islands by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in The Cook Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini then the best travel charger for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Cook Islands trip or using up additional power sockets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Cook Islands we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Cook Islands 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 The Cook Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in The Cook Islands?

Powering the iPad Mini with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Cook Islands power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type I USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini from a Cook Islands power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the Cook Islands power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one 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. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Cook Islands 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 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Cook Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding 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, priced C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.