Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in New Caledonia

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. When you are visiting New Caledonia the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 2 by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power changes depending on which country you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to New Caledonia from another country make sure the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in New Caledonia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in New Caledonia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a New Caledonian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for New Caledonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here 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 New Caledonia

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 going to New Caledonia.
  • 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in New Caledonia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the mains power adapter 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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under 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, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under C$5.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.