How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Comoros

Using a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Comorian power outlet and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type E power plug.

Comorian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. When visiting Comoros these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 4 using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Comoros from another region double check the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Comoros

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Comoros?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Comoros by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Comoros?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Comoros is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Comorians 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 included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 Comoros.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This 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 generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Comoros?

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type C power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Comorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Comorian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power 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 Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Comorian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Comorian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Comorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a single metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - wikipedia.org entry about Comoros
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters