Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in The United Arab Emirates

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type G power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type D USB adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to charge the iPad Mini 2 when they are abroad.When you are staying in The United Arab Emirates these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using their types G, C or D 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Emiratis typically use Type G power outlets. If you are visiting The United Arab Emirates from another country check that the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on staying in a tourist destination such as Dubai or Abu Dhabi please refer to the United Arab Emirates country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets in The United Arab Emirates (types G, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The United Arab Emirates we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The United Arab Emirates 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 going to The United Arab Emirates using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates 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 which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates 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 which should take roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [8], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates 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 which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - United Arab Emirates country entry on Wikipedia
  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