Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Lesotho

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type M USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help prepare visitors wanting to power their iPad Mini 4 abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when visiting Lesotho using the 220 volt 50Hz Type M plug supply. If you are visiting Lesotho from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Lesotho

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Lesotho?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Lesotho by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Lesotho?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Basotho power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Basotho power outlet using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Basotho power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Basotho power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Lesotho Wiki page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters