Charging the iPad Mini in Saint Pierre

Using a USB Lightning cable and a two pinned Type E power charger to charge the iPad Mini from a St Pierrais power outlet.

St Pierrais power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Mini when abroad.This page contains a useful guide showing you how to power your iPad Mini when you're travelling to Saint Pierre using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E plug outlet, with the Saint-Pierrais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. When travelling you'll find power supplies change from region to region therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Saint Pierre from another country please double check your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Saint Pierre

Can you use the iPad Mini in Saint Pierre?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a St Pierrais power outlet.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Saint Pierre?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best travel power adapter for Saint Pierre is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Pierre using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre. [6]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Saint Pierre?

Powering the iPad Mini with a St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini with a St Pierrais power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini from a St Pierrais power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply (called the CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Saint Pierre
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costing under $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, between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.