How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Manx power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter.

Manx power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when you are in The Isle of Man by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Manx will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting The Isle of Man from a different country please ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Isle of Man

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in The Isle of Man by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Isle of Man?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also 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 travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

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 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Isle of Man using type B American 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 The Isle of Man.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Isle of Man?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Manx power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Manx power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Manx power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This plug outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Manx power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - The Isle of Man 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, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  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 $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.