Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Micronesia

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Micronesian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type A power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B USB charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.If visiting Micronesia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the B or A type Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPad Mini 2 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Micronesia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to visit a Micronesian city like Weno refer to the Micronesian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Micronesia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Micronesia?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Micronesian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Micronesia?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your Micronesian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Micronesia using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Micronesia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Micronesia?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Micronesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Micronesian power outlet. This plug supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 2 slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Micronesian Wikipedia web 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, 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 price 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, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  8. 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.