Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Zimbabwe

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Zimbabwe power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type D power charger.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are abroad.When you're visiting Zimbabwe this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini 2 by using the types G or D 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Zimbabweans. If you are visiting Zimbabwe from another country ensure your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Harare or Bulawayo read the Zimbabwe Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Zimbabwe

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Zimbabwe?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Zimbabwe by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Zimbabwe to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Zimbabweans use two different types of wall outlets (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Zimbabwe.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Zimbabwe?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Zimbabwe power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Zimbabwe power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe 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 charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters