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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Chilean power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type L USB adapter.

Chilean power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Chile it can often be useful to know in advance if you can charge any indispensable gadgets when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy a potentially expensive power adaptor on arrival. Varying complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 in Chile by using the standard types L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type L plug outlets are used by most Chileans. You will find that most power sockets are different from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If visiting Chile from another region double check your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on staying somewhere like Santiago we also suggest referring to the Wikipedia.org page about Chile [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Chile

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Chile?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Chile.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Chile?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Chile to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Chileans use two different types of plug sockets (L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean 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 (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for those also wishing 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 visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chile 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 America visiting Chile.
  • 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Chile?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Chilean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Chilean power outlet using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 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 should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chilean power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB 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 Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Chilean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Chilean power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type L USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 using a Chilean power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it into the Chilean power outlet. You can recognise this hexagon shaped wall supply by three large round adjecent holes forming a line. There are two variations of Type L wall supply, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Chilean 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 taking roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Wikipedia.org page about Chile
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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