Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Syria

Learn how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Syrian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger, powering the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type E USB plug and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type L USB charger

Syrian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Mini 4 when they are staying in Syria.If you are going to Syria the following instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 4 using the standard E, C or L type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Syria from a different country ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Syrian city such as Aleppo we recommend reading the Syria Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Syria

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Syria?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel charger for Syria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Syrians use three different standards of power outlets (E, C and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Syrian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Syria we recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Syria using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Syria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Syrian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Syrian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Syrian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Syrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Syrian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Syrian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type L USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Syrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped power outlet by three large circular holes forming a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L wall outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Syrian power outlet

See also

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