Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Montserrat

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Montserratian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Montserratian power outlet

Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 in Montserrat. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're going abroad.If you are travelling to Montserrat this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini 2 using the types B or A 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Montserrat from a different country please check that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Montserrat

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Montserrat?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Montserrat.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Montserrat?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Montserrat to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Montserratians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for 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 (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Montserratian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Montserrat.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a cheaper 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Montserrat. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Montserrat?

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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Montserratian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Montserratian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins. Please be aware that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Montserratian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin. Please note power cords used with type B outlets which are rated at only 125 V should not be used in Montserrat so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 powering up which should take between one-four hours to recharge. [AD]
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Montserrat country page on Wikipedia
  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.
  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. 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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.