Charging the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Guinea

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Guinean power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger, how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F USB charger and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type K power charger

Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . These guidelines were specifically written to help assist people wanting to power the iPad Mini 2 when they are going abroad.If visiting Guinea the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 by using the Type F, C or K Guinean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Guinea from a different region ensure the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to a Guinean destination such as Conakry we recommend referring to the Guinean Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Guinea

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Guinea?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Guinean power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Guineans use three different types of power outlets (F, C and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea using 3 pinned 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. This gives the same set of features 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 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 Guinea.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Guinea?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Guinean power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guinean power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Guinean power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector with a Type K USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type K power outlet [8], can be recognised by three holes in a triangle configuration for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinean Wikipedia web page
  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