Charging the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Tanzania

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type D USB charger.

Tanzanian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 in Tanzania. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 abroad.When visiting Tanzania these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 4 using the standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by most Tanzanians. If travelling to Tanzania from a different country make sure the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Tanzania

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Tanzania?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Tanzanian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Tanzania is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tanzanians use two different types of plug sockets (types G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Tanzanian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tanzania 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Tanzania.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Tanzania?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet

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

Learn how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Tanzanian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - wikipedia web page about Tanzania
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters