Charging the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Comoros

Using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Comorian power outlet and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Comorian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . These instructions have been written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPad Mini 2 when they are visiting Comoros.When you are planning a vacation to Comoros these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 2 by using the Type E or C Comorian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Comoros from another country double 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 120v ensure that your 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 overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Comoros

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Comoros?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Comoros.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Comoros?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel charger for Comoros to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Comorians use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Comoros 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 America using type B plugs. This gives practically 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Comoros?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Comorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Comorian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 using a Comorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Plug in 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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Comorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Comorian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the Comorian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The sunken round plug outlet can be recognised by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Comorian 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 powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Comorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - Wikipedia.org entry about Comoros
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters