How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Cambodia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Mini from a Cambodian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, recharging the iPad Mini using a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Type C Europlug USB adapter

Cambodian power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPad Mini when you are visiting Cambodia by using the standard types G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that most power sockets are different regionally so please read our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting Cambodia from a different region check your iPad Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Cambodia

Can the iPad Mini be used in Cambodia?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Cambodian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Cambodia?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad Mini the best travel charger for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Cambodians use (types G, A and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa 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 much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home 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 adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 going to Cambodia 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 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.
  • 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 Cambodia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Cambodia?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Mini from a Cambodian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using the Cambodian 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 your iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Cambodian power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Cambodian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Cambodian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other. Be aware power cables with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Cambodian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Cambodian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Cambodian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

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