How to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Nauru

How to connect a Nauruan power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Nauruan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.This page is a guide which shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Nauru using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Nauruan wall outlet. When you are visiting Nauru from a different region please ensure that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on visiting a Nauruan destination like Yaren refer to the page about Nauru [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Nauru

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Nauru?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Nauru by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Nauru?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Nauru is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you’re not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Nauru using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Nauru. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Nauru?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type I power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Nauruan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Nauruan power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power plug adapter into the Nauruan power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three slots in an upside-down triangular pattern with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - page about Nauru
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power plug adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin.
  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.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..