Charging the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Nigeria

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Nigerian power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a three pinned Type D power plug.

Nigerian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. When you are going to Nigeria these useful instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 2 by using the G or D type Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which country you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Nigeria from a different region please check that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Nigeria

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Nigeria?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Nigerian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 the best travel power adapter for Nigeria is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Nigerians use two different standards of wall outlets (G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nigeria and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nigeria using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Nigeria?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 using a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Nigerian power outlet. The wall outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB 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. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from 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 2 from a Nigerian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type D power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB 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. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigerian Wikipedia web page
  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