How to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Kenya

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Kenyan power outlet.

Kenyan power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPad Mini 2 when they are travelling to Kenya.If going to Kenya this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, with the Kenyans using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Kenya from a different region please ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Kenya

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Kenya?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Kenya by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Kenya?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Kenya is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kenya and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kenya.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kenya.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Kenya?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Kenyan power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Kenyan power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Kenyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Kenyan power outlet

See also

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