Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Differing voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. When you are planning a holiday to Guinea-Bissau the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad Mini 4 by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Bissau-Guinean plug outlet, the Bissau-Guineans will use a Europlug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Guinea-Bissau from another country ensure your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Guinea-Bissau

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Guinea-Bissau?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau 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 it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Bissau-Guinean trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Guinea-Bissau we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

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 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea-Bissau 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea-Bissau using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Guinea-Bissau?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 4 using the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean 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 powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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