Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Tunisia

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Tunisian power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pin Type E power charger.

Tunisian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are abroad.If staying in Tunisia this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini 2 by using the types E or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type E power outlets will be used by a majority of Tunisians. When you are travelling to Tunisia from another region ensure your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Tunisia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Tunisia?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Tunisia?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel adapter for Tunisia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tunisians use two different types of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tunisia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tunisia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 more flexible 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 Tunisia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Tunisia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Tunisian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically include the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Tunisian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one 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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Tunisian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Tunisian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 using the Tunisian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisia - Tunisia Wikipedia 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
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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