Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Lesotho

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Basotho power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type M power charger.

Basotho power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . When you are visiting Lesotho the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 2 by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type M wall outlet. Most power will differ depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Lesotho from another country ensure the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Lesotho

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Lesotho?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Lesotho.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Lesotho?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel adapter for Lesotho is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Lesotho?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type M power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Basotho power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Plug the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [3]) looks like three round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Basotho 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters