How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Vanuatu

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a two pinned Type C Europlug power plug.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPad Mini when they are visiting abroad.When you're travelling to Vanuatu these useful instructions show powering your iPad Mini by using the standard Type G, C or I 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Vanuatu from a different region please ensure that the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a place like Port Vila please refer to the Wikipedia.org page about Vanuatu [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Vanuatu

Can you use the iPad Mini in Vanuatu?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Vanuatu?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Ni-Vanuatu use (types G, C and I) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Vanuatuan trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used 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 successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Vanuatu using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Vanuatu?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Vanuatuan power outlet with an Apple Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Vanuatu
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing under 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, estimated price C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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.