How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when visiting East Timor

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a two pin Type E USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug

East Timor power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you are visiting East Timor.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when going to East Timor by using their types E, C, F or I East Timor 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Asia page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting East Timor from a different country please ensure your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged 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 East Timor

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in East Timor?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in East Timor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in East Timor?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. East Timorese use four different standards of wall outlets (E, C, F and I) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to East Timor using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in East Timor?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 using an East Timor power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB charger 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 East Timor 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 is powering up which should take between 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Schuko Type F power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the USB 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. Switch on the East Timor 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 4 is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 300 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor Wikipedia web page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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