How to charge the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Mali

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Malian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPad 2 using a two pin Type E USB charger.

Malian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 2 in Mali. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you are visiting Mali.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to supply power to your iPad 2 in Mali using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Mali from another country please double check your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure 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 you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Mali

Can the iPad 2 be used in Mali?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Mali?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Mali is a multiple USB port adapter 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 will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters on your Malian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 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 North America going to Mali using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Mali.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Mali?

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

Using the Apple 30-pin cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using the Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Malian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Malian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using a Malian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Mali country Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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