How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Togo

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

Togolese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're in Togo.When going to Togo this page has instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Togolese wall outlet, the Togolese will use Europlugs for wall outlets. Power sources vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to so please read our Wikiconnections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Togo from a different country make sure the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Togo

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Togo?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Togolese power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Togo?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Togo is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Togo or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Togo and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Togo.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Togo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Togo?

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Togolese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Togolese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Togolese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Togo - Togo 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £4 GBP / under C$140).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).