Charging the iPad Mini 2 when staying in The Central African Republic

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Central African power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E USB charger.

Central African power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When staying in The Central African Republic the following instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 by using the E or C type Central African 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to The Central African Republic from another region make sure the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a city like Bangui refer to the Central African Wikipedia web page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Central African Republic

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in The Central African Republic.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Central African Republic?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Central Africans use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to The Central African Republic we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Central African Republic 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Central African Republic?

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Central African power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Central African power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Central African power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Central African 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 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Central African power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Central African power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Central African power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from the Central African power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Central African power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Central African 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