Charging the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Nigeria

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad Mini from a Nigerian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger and charging the iPad Mini using a 3 pin Type D USB plug.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPad Mini when they are travelling abroad.This simple guide tells you exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini when travelling to Nigeria using their standard G or D type 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Nigeria from a different country please make sure your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Nigeria

Can the iPad Mini be used in Nigeria?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Nigerian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Nigeria is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets in Nigeria (G and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Nigeria we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Nigeria.
  • 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Nigeria?

Powering the iPad Mini with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad Mini from a Nigerian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini from a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini from a Nigerian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini from a Nigerian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Nigerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - wikipedia.org web page about Nigeria
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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