Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Mali

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

Malian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Mali this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini 2 by using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Mali from another country make sure that the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay in a place like Bamako or Sikasso please refer to the Mali Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Mali

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Mali?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Malian power outlet.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Mali?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Mali is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Mali (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Mali we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Mali.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mali. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Mali?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Malian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Malian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 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] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Malian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Malian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Malian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Malian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mali Wikipedia page
  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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, priced at under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).