Charging the iPad Mini when visiting Mozambique

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini from a Mozambican power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type M power adapter, how to charge the iPad Mini using a two pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPad Mini using a Type F Schuko USB charger

Mozambican power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page contains a step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Mini when you're travelling to Mozambique by using their Type F, C or M Mozambican 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies are different depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Mozambique from a different country please ensure that the iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Mozambique

Can you use the iPad Mini in Mozambique?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Mozambique?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Mozambique is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets in Mozambique (types F, C and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Mozambique using type B 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 North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Mozambique?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini from a Mozambican power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from a Mozambican power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Mozambican power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad Mini with a Mozambican power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini using the Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord 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 can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Mozambican power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type M USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini using a Mozambican power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by 3 large circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger 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. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Mozambique Wikipedia web 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters