Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in East Timor

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type C power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power charger

East Timor power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Mini 2 . This step by step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you are in East Timor using the standard E, C, F or I type East Timor 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to East Timor from a different country please ensure your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in East Timor

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in East Timor?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an East Timor power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in East Timor?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for East Timor is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are four different types of wall outlets in East Timor (E, C, F and I) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your East Timor trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both East Timor and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to East Timor.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in East Timor?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 with an East Timor power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the East Timor power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from the East Timor power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains charger 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the East Timor 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 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an East Timor power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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