Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Somalia

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Somali power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

Somali power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPad Mini 4 abroad.This page is a useful guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Somalia by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, with the Somalis using Europlugs for wall outlets. When travelling to Somalia from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Somalia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Somalia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Somali power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Somalia?

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

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Somalia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Somalia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Somalia?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Somali power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using the Somali power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Somalia country wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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