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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Namibian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type M USB adapter.

Namibian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini 4 in Namibia. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when abroad.This guide shows how to power the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Namibia by using the Type D or M 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Namibia from another country please ensure the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPad Mini 4 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 over-heating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a Namibian destination like Windhoek we suggest referring to the Namibian Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Namibia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Namibia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Namibia.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Namibia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Namibia 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Namibia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers almost the same set of features as 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 a flexible 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 Namibia.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Namibian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Namibian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [3], looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Namibian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using 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 will usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibian Wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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