Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Cote d Ivoire

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with an Ivorian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Ivorian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets 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 common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're going abroad.If planning a trip to Cote d Ivoire these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 4 by using the types E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When visiting Cote d Ivoire from another country ensure your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on staying in an Ivorian city like Abidjan or Bouak√© we suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Cote d Ivoire [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Cote d Ivoire

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Ivorian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Cote d Ivoire?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Cote d Ivoire to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Cote d Ivoire (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Ivorian trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here 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 Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cote d Ivoire using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Cote d Ivoire?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with an Ivorian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 4 using the Ivorian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian 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 iPad is charging and takes around 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Ivorian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with an Ivorian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Ivorian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Ivorian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Ivorian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Cote d Ivoire
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£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 (£15-£20 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).