How to charge the iPad Mini 4 in Gambia

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Gambian power outlet.

Gambian power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Gambia it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any important devices like mobiles and cameras that you'll be bringing with you. However, without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either over packing with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible. Differing standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 in Gambia. These instructions were specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Gambia.This step-by-step guide tells you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 in Gambia using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Gambians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If visiting Gambia from a different country please ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Gambia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Gambia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Gambia.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Gambia?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Gambia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gambia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Gambia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Gambia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Gambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Gambian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Gambian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Gambian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Gambian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Gambian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gambia country page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under C$15.
  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 under C$20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.