Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Syria

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini from a Syrian power outlet by using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger, powering the iPad Mini using a Type E USB plug and recharging the iPad Mini using a Type L USB plug

Syrian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when they're travelling to Syria.When you're visiting Syria this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini by using their Type E, C or L 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Syria from a different region please double check the iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Syria

Can the iPad Mini be used in Syria?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Syria?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best international travel charger for Syria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets that Syrians use (E, C and L) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on your 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Syria and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Syria using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Syria?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini from a Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Syrian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Syrian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger to charge your iPad Mini with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Syrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Syrian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Syrian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type L power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by the three circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. You'll find there are two types of Type L wall outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cord into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Syrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syria 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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