Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Kenya

How to connect a Kenyan power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Kenyan power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These step-by-step instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Kenya by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Kenyan power outlet, the Kenyans will use a 13 amp plug for charging. Power sockets will change regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Kenya from another region please check that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Kenya

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Kenya?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Kenyan power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel adapter for Kenya to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Kenya we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kenya and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kenya using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 Kenya.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Kenya?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Kenyan power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Kenyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Kenyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Kenyan power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Kenyan power outlet

See also

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