Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Niger

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerien power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB charger, how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B USB plug and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type C USB charger

Nigerien power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini 4 . These simple instructions will show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when you're in Niger using their standard D, A, B, C, E or F type Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Niger from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter 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 Niger

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Niger?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Niger by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Niger?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Niger to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Nigeriens use six different types of power outlets (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Nigerien trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Niger.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Niger?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerien power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades go. Note power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin. Please note power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerien power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one-five and a half hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [10], can be identified by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerien power outlet using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

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