Charging the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Sierra Leone

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type D USB plug.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. When planning a trip to Sierra Leone these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 2 by using their types G or D Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Sierra Leone from another country check the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 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 that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Sierra Leone

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Sierra Leone?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Sierra Leone.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Sierra Leone?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Sierra Leone (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Sierra Leone we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Sierra Leone using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Sierra Leone?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G power adapter to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sierra Leonean Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - 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, C$15-C$20.
  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, estimated price C$15-C$20.
  8. 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.