Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Thailand

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Thai power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger, recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type C Europlug USB plug

Thai power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are visiting Thailand.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 in Thailand by using their types B, A or C Thai 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Thai typically use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If visiting Thailand from a different country ensure that 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 such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Thailand

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Thailand?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Thailand?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Thai use three different standards of plug sockets (types B, A and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure 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 supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

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 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Thailand using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Thailand?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Thai power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Thai power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Thai power outlet you'll need a Type A 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 A USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots next to each other where the twin blades go.
  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 Thai 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 Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Thai power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Thai power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Thai power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. This wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots where the plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one to five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

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

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Thai power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] 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 Thai 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 Thai 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 Thai power outlet

See also

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