How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Botswana

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Botswana power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power adapter, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type G power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type M power charger

Botswana power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Botswana these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 2 using their standard types G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Botswana from a different region double check the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning to visit a Botswana place such as Gaborone or Francistown we also suggest referring to the Botswana country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Botswana

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Botswana?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Botswana by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Botswana?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Botswana is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Botswana (types G, D and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Botswana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Botswana?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from the Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Botswana power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Botswana power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Botswana power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type M power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three large round holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters