How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to The Central African Republic

A guide showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Central African power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E power charger.

Central African power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPad Mini 4 when they are travelling abroad.This page contains instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when travelling to The Central African Republic using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to The Central African Republic from a different region make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The Central African Republic

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in The Central African Republic?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in The Central African Republic by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in The Central African Republic?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Central Africans 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 multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Central African trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Central African Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in The Central African Republic?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Central African power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Central African power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Central African power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the charging 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 is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around one-five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Central African power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Central African 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 4).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Central African power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, sometimes called a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other and a long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking around 1-4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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