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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Chadian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a three pinned Type D USB plug and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type E USB plug

Chadian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. If you're going to Chad this page has instructions showing powering your iPad Mini 2 by using the standard D, C, E or F type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Chad from another country please double check your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Chadian place such as N'Djamena or Moundou we also suggest referring to the Chadian country page on wikipedia [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Chad

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Chad?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Chad.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Chad?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best travel power adapter for Chad to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different types of plug sockets that Chadians use (D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip to Chad or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Chad and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Chad using type B US 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Chad?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Chadian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Chadian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from a Chadian 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 normally supplied with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging 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 found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Chadian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Chadian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Chadian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Chadian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Chadian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Chadian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging 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 found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chadian country page on wikipedia
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters