Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Virgin Islands power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a three pin Type B power charger.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini when they're going abroad.When you are travelling to The US Virgin Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini by using the Type B or A Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will find power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The US Virgin Islands from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The US Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini in The US Virgin Islands?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Virgin Islands power outlet.

The US Virgin Islands

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Virgin Islanders use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving 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 phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The US Virgin Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The US Virgin Islands using 3 pinned 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 America using type B plugs and is a much 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in The US Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Virgin Islands power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Virgin Islands power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 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 can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini with a Virgin Islands power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini from the Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPad Mini).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically called a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The US Virgin Islands country wikipedia page
  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, estimated price 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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  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 $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.