How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Kiribati

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type I USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are going to Kiribati.If travelling to Kiribati the following instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. If travelling to Kiribati from another region check that the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you are planning to visit a city like Bairiki we recommend reading the Kiribati country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Kiribati

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Kiribati?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Kiribati by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Kiribati?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Kiribati is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kiribati and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kiribati.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Kiribati?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Kiribati power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Kiribati power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Kiribati power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati - Kiribati country Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, C$15-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, estimated cost under C$140.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.