Charging the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Cape Verde

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Cape Verdean power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when travelling abroad.If you're visiting Cape Verde these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard Type F or C Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Cape Verdeans. If you are visiting Cape Verde from another region check that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Cape Verde

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Cape Verde?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Cape Verdean power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Cape Verde?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Cape Verde is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Cape Verdeans use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Cape Verdean trip. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Cape Verde we suggest searching for a multipurpose 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 for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cape Verde 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Cape Verde.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Cape Verde.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Cape Verde?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power outlet (known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically include the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verde wikipedia page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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