How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Mali

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPad with a Malian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter and recharging the iPad using a Type E power plug.

Malian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad in Mali. If you are travelling to Mali these instructions show how to power the iPad using their standard types E or C Malian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Mali from another country please make sure your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Mali

Can you use the iPad in Mali?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Mali by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Mali?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Mali is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Malians use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a flight. 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 under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mali and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Mali.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Mali?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPad with a Malian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Malian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Malian 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 is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type E power charger to charge the iPad with a Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad from the Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad).
  2. First plug the Type E USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Mali country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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