Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Malawi

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Malawian power outlet.

Malawian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. When you are travelling to Malawi these instructions show charging the iPad Mini 4 by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Malawians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Malawi from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying in a destination such as Lilongwe or Blantyre please refer to the wikipedia entry about Malawi [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Malawi

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Malawi?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Malawian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Malawi?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Malawi to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Malawian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those 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 is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Malawi.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Malawi. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Malawi?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Malawian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Malawian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Malawian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with 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 - 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, costing C$10-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, priced at under C$25.
  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.