How to charge the iPad Mini 4 in New Caledonia

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F USB adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying abroad.When you're staying in New Caledonia the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the standard F or C type New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to New Caledonia from another region make sure the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in New Caledonia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in New Caledonia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in New Caledonia.

New Caledonia

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that New Caledonians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your New Caledonian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

If you travel to New Caledonia we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below 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 New Caledonia

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to New Caledonia using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in New Caledonia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the New Caledonian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a New Caledonian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from 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] (usually already included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB charger 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. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around one-five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonia page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, 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, 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, estimated price under C$20.