How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Mauritania

Simple instructions showing you how to charge the iPad Mini with a Mauritanian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Mauritanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Mauritania. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini abroad.This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to power the iPad Mini in Mauritania by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, the Mauritanians will use Europlugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Mauritania from a different country check your iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying at a Mauritanian destination like Nouakchott we suggest referring to the Mauritania country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Mauritania

Can the iPad Mini be used in Mauritania?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Mauritania?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Mauritania is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size 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 flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritania

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Mauritania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Mauritania?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge the iPad Mini with a Mauritanian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini using a Mauritanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Mauritanian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Mauritanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania - Mauritania country entry on wikipedia.org
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters