How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Senegal

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini with a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Type C power charger and recharging the iPad Mini using a Type E power plug

Senegalese power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Mini when going to Senegal.If you're going to travel to Senegal this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPad Mini using their D, C, E or K type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies differ regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If visiting Senegal from a different region double check your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Senegal

Can the iPad Mini be used in Senegal?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Senegalese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Senegal?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four types of wall outlets in Senegal (types D, C, E and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Senegal 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Senegal using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Senegal?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Senegalese power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. To power your iPad Mini using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Senegalese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini with a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. This sunken round wall supply, also called a Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord 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 bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Senegalese power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type K power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in an upside-down triangular shape for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - Senegalese Wikipedia 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters