How to charge the iPad Mini 2 in The Philippines

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type A power charger, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a three pin Type B USB plug and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter

Filipino power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 in The Philippines. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini 2 abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when visiting The Philippines by using their types C, A or B Filipino 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type C power outlets are typically used by a majority of Filipinas. Most power sources will vary depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting The Philippines from another country please double check your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Philippines

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in The Philippines?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in The Philippines.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The Philippines?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Filipinas use three different standards of power outlets (C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Filipino trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated 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.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Philippines.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The Philippines?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Filipino power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go. Be aware that power cables with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Filipino power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin. Note power cables used with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in The Philippines so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Filipino power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Filipino Wikipedia web 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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