How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in The United Arab Emirates

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter, powering the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when you're visiting abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini when you're travelling to The United Arab Emirates by using the standard Type G, C or D United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Emiratis will typically use the Type G wall outlets. Most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to The United Arab Emirates from another country please ensure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPad Mini be used in The United Arab Emirates?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emirians use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The United Arab Emirates 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The United Arab Emirates.
  • 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 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 the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in The United Arab Emirates?

Powering the iPad Mini with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPad Mini from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the power charger 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. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPad Mini from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - Wikipedia entry about The United Arab Emirates
  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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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