Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Eritrea

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with an Eritrean power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad Mini using a Type L USB plug.

Eritrean power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad Mini . This page is a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini when you are in Eritrea using their standard L or C type Eritrean 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Eritrea from a different country please check the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend to visit a destination such as Asmara we also suggest reading the Wikipedia page about Eritrea [1] for further information prior to visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Eritrea

Can the iPad Mini be used in Eritrea?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to an Eritrean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini the best travel charger for Eritrea to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Eritreans use two different types of power outlets (types L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Eritrean trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Eritrea.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Eritrea?

Charging the iPad Mini from an Eritrean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with an Eritrean power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini from the Eritrean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean 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 which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from an Eritrean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Eritrean power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type L power adapter to power the iPad Mini with an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from an Eritrean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. The squashed hexagon shaped plug supply (technically called the Type L power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth. There are two different variations of Type L wall outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Eritrea
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$15).
  8. 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).