Charging an iPad Air 2 in Mali

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Malian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Type E power adapter.

Malian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when travelling to Mali by using their types E or C Malian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Mali from a different country ensure that the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Mali

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Mali?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Malian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Mali?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Mali to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Malians use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mali 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Mali 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Mali.
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Mali?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Malian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from the Malian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Malian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Malian 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 iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Malian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Malian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger to power an iPad Air 2 with a Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using the Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air 2.
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Mali page on Wikipedia.org
  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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters