Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad Mini from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini . This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPad Mini when you are travelling to The Ascension Islands using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ascensionian Island plug outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sockets differ regionally therefore we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to The Ascension Islands from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your iPad Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPad Mini be used in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in The Ascension Islands?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini the best travel charger for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Ascensionian Island trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Ascension Islands using 3 pin type B 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 from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 more 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini with an Ascensionian Island power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Ascensionian Island Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $5 to $10.
  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 around $15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under $15.