How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Falkland Islands

How to connect a Falkland Islands power outlet to the iPad Mini

Falkland Islands power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Falkland Islands. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad Mini abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPad Mini when going to Falkland Islands by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You'll discover most power sockets change regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Falkland Islands from a different country make sure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you are planning to visit a Falkland Islands destination like Stanley or Goose Green refer to the Falkland Islands Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Falkland Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini in Falkland Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Falkland Islands by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Falkland Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Falkland Islands.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically 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 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 Falkland Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Falkland Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Falkland Islands power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad Mini with a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from the Falkland Islands power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Falkland Islands power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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. Turn on the Falkland Islands 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 charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Falkland Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands Wikipedia 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters