Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in India

Learn how to power the iPad Mini 4 from an Indian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter, how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type D power adapter

Indian power outlet

When organizing a holiday it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any important gadgets that you are bringing along. Without knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 abroad.If planning a trip to India these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 4 using the Type D, C or M Indian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Indians normally use the Type D plug outlets. If travelling to India from a different country please make sure that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in India

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in India?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in India.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in India?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel adapter for India is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indians use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with 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 additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for India

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America going to India.
  • 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 America 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 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 India.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in India?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Indian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 from an Indian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using the Indian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the bottom of 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 Indian 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 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Indian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 from an Indian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using an Indian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Indian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Indian power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 with an Indian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Indian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the bottom of 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 Indian 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 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Indian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - Wikipedia.org entry about India
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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