Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Chad

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Chadian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E USB charger, how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type D USB plug

Chadian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 in Chad. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Chad by using their standard types D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power sources will vary depending on which country you visiting so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Chad from another country please double check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Chad

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Chad?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Chadian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel charger for Chad to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different types of wall outlets in Chad (types D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Chad.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Chad?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Chadian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 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 Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Chadian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Chadian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Chadian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from a Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet, sometimes called a CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one to five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Chadian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [10] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two large holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning power cord into the USB adapter 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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 Wikipedia web 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/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