Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Mali

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Malian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a Type E power adapter.

Malian power outlet

Complicated region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad 4 . This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 4 when you're travelling to Mali using the Type E or C Malian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Mali from another country please double check the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Mali

Can the iPad 4 be used in Mali?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Mali?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Mali is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Mali (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Malian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 visiting Mali using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mali. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Mali?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Malian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Malian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from a Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Malian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Malian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Malian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The recessed round plug supply, also known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go with a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Malian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mali entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).