How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Chile

Learn how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Chilean power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type L power plug.

Chilean power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPad Mini 2 abroad.When you're travelling to Chile the following instructions show powering your iPad Mini 2 using their L or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type L power outlets are used by most Chileans. Most power supplies are different from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Chile from another country please ensure the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Chile

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Chile?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Chilean power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Chile?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Chile to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Chile (types L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As 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 supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power 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 and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chile 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 Chile.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as 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 Chile.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Chile?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Chilean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 using a Chilean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Chilean power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the 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 Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Chilean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Chilean power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Chilean power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type L power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Chilean power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chilean power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet, technically known as the Type L power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three large circular holes in a line. You'll find there are two variations of Type L power supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the 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 is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen 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.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chilean Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters