Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Malawi

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Malawian power outlet.

Malawian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're visiting abroad.When you're staying in Malawi these useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Malawian plug outlet, with the Malawians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are travelling to Malawi from another region make sure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Malawi

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Malawi?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Malawi by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Malawi?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Malawi is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Malawian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Malawi we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malawi and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Malawi using 3 pin type B 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malawi. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Malawi?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Malawian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Malawian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable 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 found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Malawi
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, estimated cost 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, 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, costs C$15-C$20.