Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Bangladesh

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Bangladeshi power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter, how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type G power charger and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Europlug Type C power adapter

Bangladeshi power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are in Bangladesh using the types G, C, D or K 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Bangladesh from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on staying in a destination such as Dhaka read the Wikipedia entry about Bangladesh [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Bangladesh

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Bangladesh?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Bangladeshi power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Bangladesh?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Bangladesh is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Bangladeshis use four different types of power outlets (types G, C, D and K) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Bangladeshi trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Bangladesh using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Bangladesh?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Bangladeshi power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically include the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Bangladeshi power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Bangladeshi power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type K power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Bangladeshi power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type K power outlet [10]) can be recognised by 3 holes forming an inverted triangular configuration and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - Wikipedia entry 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