How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Bahrain

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Bahraini power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

Bahraini power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Bahrain these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Bahraini wall outlet, with the Bahrainis using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Bahrain from another country please make sure that your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning on visiting a place like Manama we also suggest referring to the Bahrain Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Bahrain

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Bahrain?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Bahrain by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Bahrain?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Bahrain to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bahrain using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bahraini power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Bahraini power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 from the Bahraini power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bahraini power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahrain 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters