Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Swaziland

How to connect a Swazi power outlet to the iPad Mini 2

Swazi power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are going to Swaziland.This page contains useful instructions showing what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are in Swaziland by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type M Swazi power outlet. When travelling to Swaziland from another country double check the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Swaziland

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Swaziland?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Swaziland?

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

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Swaziland 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Swaziland using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Swaziland?

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Swazi power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type M power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Swazi power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Swazi power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Swazi power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by three large circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Swazi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swazi 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters