Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Senegal

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Senegalese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB adapter, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a two pin Type C power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a two pin Type E USB plug

Senegalese power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you're in staying in Senegal.When you are staying in Senegal the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 by using the Type D, C, E or K Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power is different regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When visiting Senegal from another country ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Senegal

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Senegal?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Senegalese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Senegalese use four different standards of wall outlets (types D, C, E and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient 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 so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Senegal 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Senegal using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Senegal?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Senegalese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Senegalese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Senegalese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Senegalese power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type K power adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [10], can be recognised by 3 holes forming an inverted triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Senegal
  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 under C$20.
  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 around C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, estimated cost under C$10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing C$15-C$20.