How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Rwanda

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Rwandan power outlet and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type J power charger.

Rwandan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 in Rwanda. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad Mini 4 when abroad.When staying in Rwanda these useful instructions show powering your iPad Mini 4 using their standard types J or C Rwandan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Rwanda from another country please make sure your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Rwanda

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Rwanda?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Rwanda.

Rwanda

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Rwanda?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Banyarwanda use (types J and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Rwanda and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Rwanda.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Rwanda?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 using a Rwandan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Rwandan power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type J power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Rwandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a flattened triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-300 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Rwandan Wiki page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, priced around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).