How to charge the iPad Mini when visiting Niger

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a three pin Type B USB charger

Nigerien power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when you are visiting Niger.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when you are in Niger using their standard types D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Niger from another country check the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid 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 Niger

Can the iPad Mini be used in Niger?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Niger.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Niger?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Niger to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Nigeriens use six different standards of plug sockets (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a 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 travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Niger 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Niger?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini with a Nigerien power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral blades. Please be aware that power cords with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to power the iPad Mini with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a hole below for the longer ground pin. Please note that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to power the iPad Mini with a Nigerien power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini.
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [10]) looks like three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB 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. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Nigerien power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power the iPad Mini with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB charger 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - wikipedia.org entry about Niger
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters