Charging the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Liberia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Liberian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a three pin Type B USB charger, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type A USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type C Europlug USB plug

Liberian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. The following step by step guide will show how to power your iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Liberia by using the B, A,C, E or F type Liberian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Liberia from another country please check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Liberia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Liberia?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Liberia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel adapter for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Liberians use five different standards of wall outlets (B, A,C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Liberian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. 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 tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

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 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Liberia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Liberia?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type A power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Liberian power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up, typically taking roughly one-five and a half hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Liberian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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 4 from a Liberian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a two pinned Europlug Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Liberian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Liberian power outlet with a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other along with one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the mains 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around one-five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Liberian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Liberia Wikipedia web page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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