How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Ethiopia

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter, recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a two pinned Type E USB charger and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger

Ethiopian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Ethiopia these useful instructions show powering your iPad Mini 2 using the standard types E, C, F or L Ethiopian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Ethiopia from a different country make sure that the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Ethiopia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Ethiopia?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Ethiopian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Ethiopia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel charger for Ethiopia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different types of plug sockets that Ethiopians use (types E, C, F and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting 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. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ethiopia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Ethiopia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Ethiopia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Learn how to power your iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes with a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using an Ethiopian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This round power outlet (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type L power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from the Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is normally included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped wall supply (technically called a Type L power outlet [9]) can be identified by three large circular holes in a line for live, neutral and ground. Note that there are two different types of Type L power supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia - Ethiopia Wikipedia web 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
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters