How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Guinea

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type K power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a Type F power plug

Guinean power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when you are staying abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini when you are visiting Guinea by using the standard Type F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Guinea from a different country double check your iPad Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device 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 during charging. If you intend on visiting a place like Conakry we also recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Guinea [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Guinea

Can you use the iPad Mini in Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Guinea.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Guinea (types F, C and K) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guinea 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Guinea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type K power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type K power outlet [8], looks like three large holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - wikipedia entry about Guinea
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters