How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the iPad Mini

Angolan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When you're travelling to Angola this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type Angolan wall outlet, with the Angolans using a Europlug for power outlets. When you are visiting Angola from a different region please ensure that the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Angola

Can the iPad Mini be used in Angola?

You can connect the iPad Mini to an Angolan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best travel charger for Angola is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Angola and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Angola using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Angola?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your iPad Mini from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini using an Angolan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Angola Wikipedia page
  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, 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, around $15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around $15.