Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Chad

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to power the iPad Mini with a Chadian power outlet, how to power the iPad Mini using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Chadian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPad Mini when they are abroad.This useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when you're visiting Chad using their standard D, C, E or F type Chadian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Chad from a different region ensure your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Chad

Can the iPad Mini be used in Chad?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Chad?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Chad to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Chadians use four different types of power outlets (types D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Chad we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Chad.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Chad. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Chad?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini using the Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Chad
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, £10-£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, around £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, priced at under £25.
  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, £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £15-£20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.