How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Mauritius

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Mauritian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB plug.

Mauritian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Mauritius by using their G or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Mauritians. When travelling to Mauritius from another country please make sure that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating 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 Mauritius

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Mauritius?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Mauritian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Mauritius?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Mauritius is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Mauritians use (types G and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Mauritius or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Mauritius we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mauritius using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Mauritius?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Mauritian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Mauritian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Mauritian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Mauritian power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging which should take around 60-300 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius Wikipedia web page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters