How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Congo power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E power charger, recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type D power charger

Congo power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 in The Republic of the Congo. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're abroad.This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to The Republic of the Congo using their E, C or D type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to The Republic of the Congo from another country please make sure your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating 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 The Republic of the Congo

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in The Republic of the Congo?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Congo power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The Republic of the Congo?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Congolese use (types E, C and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to The Republic of the Congo. Only needing to pack a single international travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Republic of the Congo 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Republic of the Congo using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The Republic of the Congo?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Congo 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 typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Congo power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple 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. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Congo power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Congo power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple 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. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 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://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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters