How to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Syria

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type L USB adapter, recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pinned Type E power plug

Syrian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 in Syria. This page is a useful guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're visiting Syria using their Type E, C or L Syrian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies change depending on which area you're taking a trip to so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Syria from a different country ensure the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Syria

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Syria?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Syria by using a power convertor.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Syria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Syrians use three different types of plug sockets (types E, C and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Syria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Syria?

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet (known as the Europlug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2).
  2. First plug the Type E USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Type L USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from the Syrian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type L USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet, technically known as a Type L power outlet [8], looks like three large holes in a line for live, neutral and earth pins. You'll find there are two variations of Type L plug outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Syrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syria country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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