How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Cameroon

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a two pinned Type E USB charger.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions shows you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when going to Cameroon by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Cameroon from another region 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 (for example 110v) check your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting a destination like Douala refer to the wikipedia entry about Cameroon [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Cameroon

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Cameroon?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Cameroonians use (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Cameroon.
  • 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Cameroon?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Cameroonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. The power supply can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-five and a half hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is usually included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Cameroonian power outlet. This round power outlet (sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging which typically takes around 60-300 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - wikipedia entry about Cameroon
  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