Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Cambodia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Cambodian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type G power charger and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a two pin Type A power charger

Cambodian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're travelling abroad.This page is a step-by-step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you are in Cambodia using the Type G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Cambodia from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Cambodia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Cambodia?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Cambodia by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cambodians use three different types of wall outlets (types G, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, 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 just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Cambodian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Cambodia we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is 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 Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as 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 Cambodia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Cambodia?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin pins slide into. Note power cords with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Cambodia so please check prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Cambodian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power 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 found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodia page on Wikipedia
  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