How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Equatorial Guinea

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type E USB plug.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This step by step guide will show how to power your iPad Mini 4 when you're visiting Equatorial Guinea using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Equatorial Guinea from a different region make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Equatorial Guinea

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Equatorial Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Equatorial Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Equatoguineans use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Equatorial Guinean trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Equatorial Guinea using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Equatorial Guinea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a two pinned Type E power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Equatorial Guinean country Wiki page
  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 at 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, priced under C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, priced at C$10-C$15.
  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.