Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Madagascar

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter, how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Europlug Type C USB plug and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type E power charger

Malagasy power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPad Mini 4 when travelling abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Madagascar using the standard D, C, E, J or K type Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Malagasy will typically use Type D power outlets. Most power sources are different from country to country therefore we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections world power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. If the iPad Mini 4 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Madagascar from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Antananarivo or Toamasina we recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Madagascar [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Madagascar

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Madagascar?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Malagasy power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Madagascar?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel adapter for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different standards of plug sockets in Madagascar (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Madagascar.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Madagascar?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which takes between one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E power adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type J USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the wall supply. This flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet (sometimes called the Type J power outlet [10]) looks like 3 round holes in a flattened triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-five and a half hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type K USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type K power outlet [12], can be recognised by three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - wikipedia entry about Madagascar
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters