How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Central African power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a Type E power plug.

Central African power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Mini in The Central African Republic. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when The Central African Republic.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini when you're travelling to The Central African Republic by using the E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting The Central African Republic from a different country make sure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The Central African Republic

Can you use the iPad Mini in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in The Central African Republic by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in The Central African Republic?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in The Central African Republic (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to The Central African Republic. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters 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. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 The Central African Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in The Central African Republic?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Central African power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using the Central African power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power 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 Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Central African power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Mini from a Central African power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini using a Central African power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - The Central African Republic 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters