How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Djibouti

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E power charger.

Djiboutian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can power their iPad Mini 4 when they're abroad.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to power the iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Djibouti using their standard types E or C Djiboutian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find power supplies are different from region to region therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Djibouti from another region please make sure that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Djibouti

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Djibouti?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Djibouti.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Djibouti is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Djiboutians use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 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 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility 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 under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

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 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. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Djibouti and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 going to Djibouti using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 Djibouti.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Djibouti?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Djiboutian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Djiboutian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one-five and a half hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Djiboutian power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other plus one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - Wikipedia page about Djibouti
  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