How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Somalia

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Somali power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Somali power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Somalia. If you are travelling to Somalia the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C Somali wall outlet, with the Somalis using a Europlug for charging. When visiting Somalia from another region please ensure the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Somalia

Can the iPad Mini be used in Somalia?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Somalia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Somalia. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable 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 which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Somalia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 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 Somalia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Somalia?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini from a Somali power outlet using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini from the Somali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power 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. Switch on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - wikipedia.org page about Somalia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters