How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Nevis

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Nevis power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you are travelling to Nevis by using the standard types G, A, B or D Nevis 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Nevis from a different country check that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Basseterre or Charlestown refer to the Wikipedia entry about Nevis [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Nevis

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Nevis?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Nevis.

Nevis

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Nevis?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Nevis is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of wall outlets that Nevisian use (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Nevis. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated 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 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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Nevis.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Nevis. [12]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Nevis?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Nevis power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. This unearthed power supply (called a Type A power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type B power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two thin slots with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Nevis
  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, around $10.
  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, costing between $10 to $15.
  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, estimated price 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, around $15.