How to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Kuwait

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB plug.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Different standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPad Mini 4 when visiting abroad.If you're going to Kuwait this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 using the standard Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Kuwait from a different region double check the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Kuwait

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Kuwait?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Kuwait by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Kuwait?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Kuwaitis use (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Kuwait or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kuwait 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kuwait.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Kuwait?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging which should take around 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Kuwaiti power outlet. This power outlet can be recognised by the two adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between one to five and a half hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwait country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters