Charging the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Liberia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Liberian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter, how to power the iPad Mini using a 3 pin Type B power adapter and powering the iPad Mini using a Type C Europlug power adapter

Liberian power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad Mini . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when travelling abroad.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini when travelling to Liberia using the types B, A,C, E or F 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Liberia from another country ensure that your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a place such as Monrovia read the Wikipedia.org web page about Liberia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Liberia

Can you use the iPad Mini in Liberia?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Liberia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best international travel adapter for Liberia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Liberians use five different standards of wall outlets (types B, A,C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Liberia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Liberia?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Liberian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger to recharge your iPad Mini with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger to recharge your iPad Mini with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power outlet by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. This sunken circular power outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [12] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other along with a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one 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. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Liberian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Wikipedia.org web page about Liberia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters