How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Guinea

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Guinean power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger, recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type K power plug

Guinean power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country especially if you've never visited before. The following step by step guide shows you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Guinea using their standard types F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Guinea from a different country ensure the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Guinea

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Guinea?

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

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip to Guinea or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, 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 useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guinea 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Guinea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guinean power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Guinean power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 using 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 normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Guinean power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between 60-300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply, sometimes known as the Schuko outlet, can be identified by two large adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guinean power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Guinean power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 using 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 normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large holes forming an upside-down triangle shape and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 1 to 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guinean power outlet

See also

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