How to charge the iPad Mini 4 in Algeria

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with an Algerian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Algerian power outlet

Different standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Algeria.If you are going to Algeria these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using the F or C type Algerian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Algeria from a different country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you are planning on taking a trip to a destination like Algiers or Oran read the Algeria page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Algeria

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Algeria?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Algeria.

Algeria

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Algeria?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel adapter for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Algerians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Algerian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Algeria we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Algeria and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Algeria using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Algeria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Algerian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 with an Algerian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Algerian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. This plug outlet is recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Algerian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 with an Algerian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from an Algerian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet, sometimes called a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Algeria page on Wikipedia.org
  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, estimated cost 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).