Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Algeria

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 with an Algerian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Algerian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to power the iPad Mini 2 when you're visiting Algeria by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Algeria from a different country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power 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 Algeria

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Algeria?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Algerian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Algerians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Algeria.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This 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 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 Algeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Algeria?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 using the Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Algerian power outlet. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the power 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 Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Algerian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from an Algerian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple charging 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Algerian 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algerian Wikipedia web page
  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, estimated price 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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, under $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.