How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Togo

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 in Togo. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Mini 4 when they are staying abroad.This page contains simple instructions showing you exactly how to power the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Togo by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, the Togolese will use Europlugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Togo from a different country check your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Togolese destination like Lomé we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Togo [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Togo

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Togo?

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

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Togo?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Togo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Togo or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Togo and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Togo using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Togo. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Togo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Togolese power outlet

A page on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Togolese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 from the 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 supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the 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. Turn on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Togolese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Togo
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).