Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Cambodia

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Cambodian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger, recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type G USB plug and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type A power charger

Cambodian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you are abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Cambodia using the standard G, A or C type Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Cambodia from another region ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. If you're planning on staying at a place like Phnom Penh or Battambang please refer to the Cambodia Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Cambodia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Cambodia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Cambodian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Cambodia?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international 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 standards of wall outlets (types G, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Cambodian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Cambodia.
  • 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Cambodia?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Cambodian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cambodian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins. Please note power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used in Cambodia so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian 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 is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Cambodian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cambodian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodia Wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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