Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Senegal

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Senegalese power outlet by using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, powering the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C Europlug power charger and how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E USB plug

Senegalese power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 . When you are staying in Senegal the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad Mini 2 by using their standard D, C, E or K type Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Senegal from another country ensure your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad Mini 2 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 over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Senegal

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Senegal?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Senegalese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Senegal?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Senegal is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of plug sockets in Senegal (D, C, E and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Senegal we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Senegal and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Senegal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Senegal.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Senegal?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power supply, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese 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, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 using the Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. The sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese 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, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type K USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming an inverted triangular configuration for the live, neutral and earth.
  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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - wikipedia.org web page about Senegal
  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, priced under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, estimated cost around $5 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$130-C$140).
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$20).
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).