Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Cote d Ivoire

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with an Ivorian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E USB plug.

Ivorian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when staying abroad.When you're visiting Cote d Ivoire the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 by using their standard E or C type Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Cote d Ivoire from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Cote d Ivoire

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Ivorian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ivorians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Ivorian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters 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. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cote d Ivoire 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 Cote d Ivoire using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Cote d Ivoire.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with an Ivorian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 using an Ivorian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Ivorian power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type E USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Ivorian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Ivorian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Ivorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire - Wikipedia.org web page about Cote d Ivoire
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters