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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from an Antiguan power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A power charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B power charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when Antigua.When staying in Antigua this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 using their standard types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of Antiguans will typically use Type B sockets in their plug outlets. When visiting Antigua from another country please make sure your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting an Antiguan destination like St. John's refer to the wikipedia entry about Antigua [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Antigua

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Antigua?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Antigua by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel adapter for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Antiguans use two different standards of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Antigua using 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Antigua?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an Antiguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from an Antiguan power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using an Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades sit.
  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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one to five and a half hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an Antiguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from an Antiguan power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord 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 Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - wikipedia entry about Antigua
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters