How to charge the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Cameroon

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Mini with a Cameroonian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter and powering the iPad Mini using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini abroad.If you are travelling to Cameroon these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Cameroon from a different region please ensure that the iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Cameroon

Can you use the iPad Mini in Cameroon?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Cameroon.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Cameroon?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini then the best international travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Cameroonians use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Cameroon.
  • 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. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Cameroon?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Cameroonian power outlet

Learn how to power your iPad Mini with a Cameroonian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini using a Cameroonian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is typically included with the iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into 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. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Cameroonian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Cameroonian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPad Mini with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from the Cameroonian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with the iPad Mini).
  2. First plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. The round power outlet (called the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit and one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord 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. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Cameroon Wikipedia web 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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