Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Angola

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . When you are visiting Angola this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini 4 by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Angolans will use a Europlug for power outlets. When travelling to Angola from a different country please double check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to an Angolan city like Luanda or Cabinda please read the Wikipedia.org entry about Angola [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Angola

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Angola?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Angolan power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel charger for Angola to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 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 4 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 hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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 for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 converter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as 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 a 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 Angola. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Angola?

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from an Angolan power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 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], Apple usually include the cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Angolan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Angola
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).