How to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Falkland Islands

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Falkland Islands power outlet.

Falkland Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you're in Falkland Islands.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPad Mini 4 in Falkland Islands using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Falkland Islands plug outlet, the Falkland Islanders will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Falkland Islands from a different region check that the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Falkland Islands

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Falkland Islands?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Falkland Islands by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Falkland Islands?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Falkland Islands or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries 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 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Falkland Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Falkland Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Falkland Islands?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Falkland Islands power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Falkland Islands power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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