Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Guam

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Guamanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Guamanian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Guam.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Guam by using their standard B or A type Guamanian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You will discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPad Mini 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Guam from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Guam

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Guam?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Guamanian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Guam?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 the best travel charger for Guam to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Guamanians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Guamanian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guam using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Guam. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Guam?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Guamanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Guamanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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 Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Guamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Guamanian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Guamanian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Guamanian 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 taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Guamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guam Wikipedia page
  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, costing under C$45.
  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, costing around 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, around C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around C$15.