Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Niger

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power adapter, recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type C USB charger

Nigerien power outlet

Differing standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPad Mini 2 when they're going abroad.When you are visiting Niger the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 by using the types D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Niger from another region ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Niger

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Niger?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Nigerien power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel adapter for Niger to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are six different types of plug sockets in Niger (D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Niger 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 going to Niger using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Niger. [16] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Niger?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. First insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go. Please note power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPad Mini 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin. Note power cords used with type B outlets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in Niger so we recommend checking first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Nigerien power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [10], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type F USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerien power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet (known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nigerien country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10.
  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 between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost under $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at between $10 to $15.
  12. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  13. 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, under $15.
  14. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  15. 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, costs between $10 to $15.
  16. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.