Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Burkina Faso

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E USB plug.

Burkinabe power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. When you're planning a holiday to Burkina Faso the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad Mini 4 by using their standard E or C type Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Burkina Faso from a different country please double check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Burkina Faso

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Burkina Faso?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Burkina Faso.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Burkina Faso?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel charger for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Burkinabe use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burkina Faso and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Burkina Faso using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Burkina Faso?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 4 using the Burkinabe 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 plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-five and a half hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Burkinabe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Burkinabe power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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. Turn on the Burkinabe 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 charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Wikipedia.org web page about Burkina Faso
  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. 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