How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Palau

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Palauan power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B power charger.

Palauan power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPad Mini 4 when they are visiting Palau.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPad Mini 4 when going to Palau by using the standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power sources will change from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If your iPad Mini 4 does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Palau from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in a Palauan place such as Koror or Airai read the Palauan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Palau

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Palau?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Palau by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Palau is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Palauans use (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Palauan trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Palau 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Palau using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Palau?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Palauan power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Palauan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Palauan power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Palauan power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 4 from the Palauan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly one-five and a half hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Palauan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Palauan Wikipedia page
  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 price 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, 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, under C$20.
  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.