Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Gabon

How to connect a Gabonese power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Gabonese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Gabon using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Gabonese plug outlet, the Gabonese will use a Europlug for power outlets. When travelling to Gabon from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Gabon

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Gabon?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Gabon is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gabon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Gabon using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Gabon.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Gabon?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Gabonese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Gabonese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Gabonese power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-five and a half hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Gabonese power outlet

See also

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