Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Tunisia

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Tunisian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a two pin Type E power charger.

Tunisian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially for the first time traveller. This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when you're visiting Tunisia using the standard E or C type Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Tunisians will use the Type E sockets in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Tunisia from another country double check the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay somewhere such as Tunis or Sfax we suggest reading the Tunisia entry on wikipedia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Tunisia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Tunisia?

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

Tunisia

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Tunisia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Tunisia (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

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 4, 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 when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tunisia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features 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 more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Tunisia?

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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Tunisian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Tunisian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly one to five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Tunisian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Tunisian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Tunisian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other with a single metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tunisia entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $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, costing around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15.