Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Mali

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Malian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E USB adapter.

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Varying complicated standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPad Mini 4 abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Mali using the standard E or C type Malian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power will vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Mali from another country make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Mali

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Mali?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Malians use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Mali using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mali. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Mali?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Malian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using the Malian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Europlug, is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which takes between 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the Malian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Malian power outlet

See also

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