How to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Botswana

Learn how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Botswana power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power charger, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pinned Type D power plug and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type M USB adapter

Botswana power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Mini 4 in Botswana. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're going abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Botswana by using the G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find that most power supplies will change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing regions. If you are travelling to Botswana from a different country double check your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating 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 Botswana

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Botswana?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Botswana power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Botswana?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Botswanans use (types G, D and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Botswana and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Botswana using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically 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 more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Botswana?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Botswana power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging taking roughly one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type M USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between one-five and a half hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Botswana power outlet

See also

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