Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Swaziland

How to connect a Swazi power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Swazi power outlet

Complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your iPad Mini 4 . When you are travelling to Swaziland these instructions show charging the iPad Mini 4 using the 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi plug outlet. Power supplies vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Swaziland from another country check that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Swaziland

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Swaziland?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Swazi power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Swaziland is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Swaziland we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Swaziland using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Swaziland?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type M USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Swazi power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Swazi power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type M power outlet [3], can be recognised by three circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-five and a half hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swaziland wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters