How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Cameroon

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E USB adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 . This page was specifically written to prevent people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini 2 abroad.The following step by step instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Cameroon using their types E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Cameroon from another country check your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Cameroon

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Cameroon?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Cameroon by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Cameroon?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Cameroon is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Cameroonians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Cameroon using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Cameroon?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. The plug supply (called a Europlug) can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Cameroonian 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 tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable 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 Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - wikipedia web page about Cameroon
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (£4-£5 GBP / under C$140).
  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, around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).