How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Namibia

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Namibian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type M power plug.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPad Mini 2 when going abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Namibia using their Type D or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power connections list where you'll find a complete list of countries. If travelling to Namibia from another country please ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Namibia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Namibia?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Namibian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Namibia

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Namibia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Namibian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 using a Namibian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically already supplied with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Namibian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Namibian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Namibian power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Namibian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type M power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 3 circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Namibian country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costing under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £100 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).