Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Ghana

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Ghanaian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Type D power adapter.

Ghanaian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Ghana by using their standard types G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover power is different regionally therefore please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Ghana from another country please check the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Ghana

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Ghana?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Ghanaian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Ghana is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Ghana (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Ghana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Ghana?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Ghanaian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Ghanaian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Ghanaian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Ghanaian power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Ghanaian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the Ghanaian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghanaian Wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters