Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in The United Arab Emirates

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type G power charger and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type D power adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when you are in The United Arab Emirates using the standard G, C or D type United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Emiratis will use the Type G plugs in their wall outlets. When travelling to The United Arab Emirates from a different country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The United Arab Emirates?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets in The United Arab Emirates (G, C and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The United Arab Emirates we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The United Arab Emirates?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-five and a half hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

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