How to charge the iPad Mini 4 in The British Virgin Islands

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B USB charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This step-by-step guide tells you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when going to The British Virgin Islands using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Mini 4 does not power up or charges slowly 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 originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan to visit a city like Road Town refer to the British Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in The British Virgin Islands.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to The British Virgin Islands using 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in The British Virgin Islands?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around one-five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - British Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, priced around $5.
  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, between $5 to $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.