How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Bangladesh

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter, charging the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug

Bangladeshi power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Bangladesh. If you are going to travel to Bangladesh the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini by using the standard types G, C, D or K Bangladeshi 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Bangladesh from a different country check your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that 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 overheating when charging it. If you intend to stay at a Bangladeshi place like Dhaka or Chittagong we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Bangladesh [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Bangladesh

Can the iPad Mini be used in Bangladesh?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Bangladesh?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini then the best international travel charger for Bangladesh is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of power outlets in Bangladesh (types G, C, D and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bangladesh.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Bangladesh?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type G power charger to power your iPad Mini from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Bangladeshi power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Mini from a Bangladeshi power outlet using a USB Lightning cable and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type K USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can recognise this power supply by 3 holes in an upside-down triangular pattern with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - wikipedia.org page about Bangladesh
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters