Charging the iPad Mini when visiting Nevis

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Nevis power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger, charging the iPad Mini using a Type G power charger and how to power the iPad Mini using a 3 pin Type B USB plug

Nevis power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when they're staying in Nevis.If visiting Nevis this page has useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini using the types G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Nevis from a different country please make sure that your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Nevis city like Basseterre or Charlestown read the Nevis country page on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Nevis

Can you use the iPad Mini in Nevis?

You can use the iPad Mini in Nevis by using a power adaptor.

Nevis

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Nevis?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini the best international travel adapter for Nevis is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets in Nevis (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Nevis 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nevis. [12]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Nevis?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Nevis power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three vertical holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Nevis power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini from the Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Nevis 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, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Nevis power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini from a Nevis power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [8], can be recognised by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power the iPad Mini with a Nevis power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini using the Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [10], can be identified by the three circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nevis country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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 $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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, costing between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs between $10 to $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.