How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Comoros

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini from a Comorian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type E USB adapter.

Comorian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the iPad Mini in Comoros by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Comoros from a different region please ensure 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 that the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Comoros

Can you use the iPad Mini in Comoros?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Comoros by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Comoros to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Comoros (types 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 model of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come 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 Comoros.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Comoros?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Comorian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Comorian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Comorian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord 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 Comorian 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 which typically takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Comorian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Comorian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E USB charger to power your iPad Mini from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the Comorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already supplied with the iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round 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 power 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. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Comorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - Comorian 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/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