Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Yemen

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a two pin Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pinned Type D power charger

Yemeni power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are visiting Yemen.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you are in Yemen using their standard types G, A or D Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change from country to country so we suggest that you read the Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Yemen from a different country please ensure your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Yemen

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Yemen?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Yemeni power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Yemen?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel adapter for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Yemen we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here 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 Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Yemen using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Yemen?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Yemeni power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Yemeni power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Yemeni power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go. Be aware that power cords with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in Yemen so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Yemeni power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemen wikipedia page
  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