Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.If planning a vacation to The British Virgin Islands these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using the types B or A British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If your iPad Mini 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying in a British Virgin Islands city like Road Town or Spanish Town we suggest reading the British Virgin Islands country Wiki page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in The British Virgin Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in The British Virgin Islands (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger 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 British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in The British Virgin Islands?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - British Virgin Islands country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around $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, around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20.