How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Equatorial Guinea

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet and recharging the iPad Mini using a Type E power charger.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini when going to Equatorial Guinea by using the E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Equatorial Guinea from a different country make sure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on visiting an Equatorial Guinean destination like Bata we also suggest referring to the Equatorial Guinea Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Equatorial Guinea

Can you use the iPad Mini in Equatorial Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Equatorial Guinea.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Equatorial Guinea?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Equatorial Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Equatoguineans use (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 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 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable 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 Equatorial Guinea and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Equatorial Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Equatorial Guinea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. The power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPad Mini from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Equatorial Guinea Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).