Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Eritrea

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Eritrean power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type L USB charger.

Eritrean power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPad Mini 4 when travelling abroad.This step by step guide will show how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when going to Eritrea using their standard types L or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Eritrea from a different country please ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else 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 Eritrea

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Eritrea?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Eritrean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Eritrea?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel charger for Eritrea is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Eritrea (types L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, 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 is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Eritrea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Eritrea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Eritrea?

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Eritrean power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from an Eritrean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Eritrean power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one 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 found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from an Eritrean power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type L power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from an Eritrean power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Eritrean power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by the 3 large circular holes forming a line. Note that there are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Eritrean Wikipedia web 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, estimated price 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 under C$20.
  6. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, 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, around C$15.