Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Micronesia

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Micronesian power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini 4 abroad.If staying in Micronesia the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad Mini 4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Micronesia from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Micronesia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Micronesia?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Micronesia.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Micronesia?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Micronesia (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Micronesia we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Micronesia 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Micronesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 Micronesia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Micronesian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 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], Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes roughly one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Micronesian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Micronesian power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Micronesian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Micronesian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesia entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, estimated cost C$4-C$5.
  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. 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, C$4-C$5.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.