Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Namibia

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini with a Namibian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type D power charger and charging the iPad Mini using a 3 pin Type M power charger.

Namibian power outlet

Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This simple guide tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini when you're visiting Namibia using the Type D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Namibia from another region please check the iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Namibia

Can you use the iPad Mini in Namibia?

You can use the iPad Mini in Namibia.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Namibian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers 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, smartphones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Namibia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Namibian power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini with a Namibian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini from a Namibian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable when you buy your iPad Mini).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power 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 Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Namibian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad Mini from a Namibian power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type M USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini using the Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type M power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibia entry on wikipedia
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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