How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Liberia

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Liberian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A power charger, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B power charger and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C Europlug USB adapter

Liberian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPad Mini 2 abroad.When you're travelling to Liberia this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 using the standard types B, A,C, E or F Liberian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Liberia from another country double check your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on visiting a Liberian destination like Monrovia refer to the Liberian entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Liberia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Liberia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Liberia by using the correct power convertor.

Liberia

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

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Liberia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different types of plug sockets that Liberians use (types B, A,C, E and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Liberia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Liberia.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Liberia. [13]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Liberia?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Liberian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Liberian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from the Liberian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [10] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power 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. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Liberian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 from the Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Liberian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Liberian entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing around $10 USD (£2-£3 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  12. iec.ch - 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).