How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Mozambique

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Mozambican power outlet using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type M USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger

Mozambican power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPad Mini 2 when they are travelling to Mozambique.If going to Mozambique this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 by using the standard Type F, C or M 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Mozambique from another region check your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Mozambique

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Mozambique?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Mozambique by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Mozambique?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mozambique is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Mozambicans use three different standards of plug sockets (F, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mozambique and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mozambique.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Mozambique?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally supplied with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (known as the Europlug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Mozambican power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Mozambican power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Mozambican power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Mozambican power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type M power outlet [8]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Wikipedia.org page about Mozambique
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £4 GBP / under C$140).
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$20).
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£4-£5 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).