How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in El Salvador

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Salvadoranf power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. The following useful guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when travelling to El Salvador by using their B or A type 115 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPad Mini 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting El Salvador from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your iPad Mini 4 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in El Salvador

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in El Salvador?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in El Salvador.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in El Salvador?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel power adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets in El Salvador (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to El Salvador. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both El Salvador and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to El Salvador.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in El Salvador?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Salvadoranf power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Salvadoranf power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf 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 iPad is recharging and takes between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 using a Salvadoranf power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Salvadoranf power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots parallel to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about El Salvador
  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, 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, estimated cost 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, between $15 to $20.