Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Nigeria

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerian power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini 4 abroad.This page is a useful guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Nigeria by using their standard Type G or D 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Nigeria from a different country please check that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Nigeria

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Nigeria?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Nigeria.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel charger for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Nigeria (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures 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 switching the included heads. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to recharge 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 North America going to Nigeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Nigeria?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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 4 from a Nigerian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Nigerian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nigerian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigerian country Wiki page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters