Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Burkina Faso

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Type E power charger.

Burkinabe power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPad Mini 2 abroad.When you are travelling to Burkina Faso the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 by using the Type E or C Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Burkina Faso from a different country please double check your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Burkina Faso

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Burkina Faso?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Burkinabe power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Burkina Faso is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Burkina Faso (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burkina Faso and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Burkina Faso using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Burkina Faso?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Burkinabe power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Burkinabe power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Burkinabe power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkinabe 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters