How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in The US Virgin Islands

A guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B power plug.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini 4 in The US Virgin Islands. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to The US Virgin Islands these useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power supplies differ regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If your iPad Mini 4 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The US Virgin Islands from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The US Virgin Islands

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in The US Virgin Islands.

The US Virgin Islands

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in The US Virgin Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Virgin Islanders use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Virgin Islands trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The US Virgin Islands 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The US Virgin Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in The US Virgin Islands?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Virgin Islands power outlet. The power supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging and takes between 60-300 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. This power supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about The US Virgin Islands
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced 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, costs between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, costs 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, between $10 to $15.