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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Djiboutian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Djiboutian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Djibouti. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when abroad.This page is a simple guide showing exactly how to power the iPad Mini when travelling to Djibouti by using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find that most power sockets vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power connections list for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Djibouti from another country please make sure that your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the iPad Mini 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 overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Djiboutian destination like Djibouti we suggest referring to the Djiboutian Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Djibouti

Can you use the iPad Mini in Djibouti?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Djibouti.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Djibouti?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Djibouti to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Djiboutians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Djibouti 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Djibouti.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Djibouti?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Djiboutian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a Djiboutian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This unearthed wall supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Djiboutian power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini using a Djiboutian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Djiboutian power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Djiboutian 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 powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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