How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Mali

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a Malian power outlet and charging the iPad Mini using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Malian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when you are staying abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini when you're visiting Mali by using the standard types E or C Malian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If visiting Mali from another region please make sure that your iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Mali

Can the iPad Mini be used in Mali?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Malian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Mali?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Mali is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Malians use two different types of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 Mini, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Mali using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Mali?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini from a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the Malian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (known as the Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Malian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini from a Malian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini using a Malian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Malian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Malian Wikipedia page
  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