Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Yemen

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Yemeni power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power charger, powering the iPad Mini using a 3 pin Type G power charger and powering the iPad Mini using a 2 pin Type A power charger

Yemeni power outlet

Complicated region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPad Mini when they're travelling abroad.If planning a trip to Yemen these instructions show powering the iPad Mini by using the types G, A or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Yemen from a different country please double check your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad Mini 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 whilst powering it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Yemeni place such as Sana'a refer to the Yemen entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Yemen

Can the iPad Mini be used in Yemen?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Yemeni power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Yemen?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Yemen (G, A and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Yemen 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Yemen?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Yemeni power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Yemeni power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from a Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Yemeni power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini from a Yemeni power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Yemeni power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini using the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6]) is recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins. Be aware that power cables used with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Yemeni power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Yemeni power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Yemeni power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from a Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemen 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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