How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Congo power outlet using a Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug power charger, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type D USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Type E USB charger

Congo power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. If you are planning a vacation to The Republic of the Congo this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 using the standard Type E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from another country please make sure your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Republic of the Congo

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in The Republic of the Congo?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in The Republic of the Congo by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The Republic of the Congo?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Congolese use three different standards of plug sockets (types E, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The Republic of the Congo?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Congo power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

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

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

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Congo power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from a Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Congo power outlet

See also

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