How to charge the iPad Mini in Algeria

Learn how to power your iPad Mini from an Algerian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Type F power charger.

Algerian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Algeria. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Mini when they are travelling abroad.If you are staying in Algeria the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini using their standard types F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Algeria from a different country check your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Algeria

Can the iPad Mini be used in Algeria?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Algeria.

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

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini then the best international travel power adapter for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Algerians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Algeria. 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 adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Algeria 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Algeria 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 a more 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 Algeria.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Algeria?

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

Learn how to power your iPad Mini from an Algerian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the Algerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally included with your device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Algerian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini using the Algerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Algerian power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algeria 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, around $15 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$150-C$160).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, priced at under $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).