Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Somalia

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Somali power outlet.

Somali power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when staying abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you're travelling to Somalia using the 220 volt 50Hz Type C Somali plug outlet, with the Somalis using Europlugs for charging. When travelling to Somalia from a different country please double check the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Somalia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Somalia?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Somalia?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Somalia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

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

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Somalia we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 America visiting Somalia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Somalia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Somalia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Somali power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Somali power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Somali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] 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 C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then 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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Somali power outlet

See also

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