Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Angola

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPad Mini 2 when they're travelling to Angola.When you are planning a holiday to Angola these useful instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Angolan plug outlet, the Angolans will use a Europlug for power outlets. Most power changes from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Angola from a different region please check that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Angola

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Angola?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Angola is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips 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 adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Angola.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Angola?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Angolan power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with an Angolan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 using the Angolan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola - Angola 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, priced under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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 $5 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$130-C$140).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).