How to charge the iPad Mini 2 in Falkland Islands

How to connect a Falkland Islands power outlet to the iPad Mini 2

Falkland Islands power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 in Falkland Islands. When you are planning a vacation to Falkland Islands the following instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Falkland Islanders will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Falkland Islands from a different country ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you are planning on travelling to a destination such as Stanley or Goose Green please read the wikipedia.org entry about Falkland Islands [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Falkland Islands

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Falkland Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Falkland Islands.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Falkland Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Falkland Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Falkland 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Falkland Islands using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Falkland Islands?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Falkland Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - wikipedia.org entry about Falkland Islands
  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