How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Indonesia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini from an Indonesian power outlet using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, recharging the iPad Mini using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Schuko Type F USB charger

Indonesian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when Indonesia.This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to charge the iPad Mini when you are visiting Indonesia by using the standard types G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Indonesians. Most power supplies vary regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of countries. If visiting Indonesia from another region please check that your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning on travelling to places such as Jakarta or Lombok we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Indonesia [1] for further details on travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Indonesia

Can the iPad Mini be used in Indonesia?

You can connect the iPad Mini to an Indonesian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Indonesia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Indonesia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Indonesia (types G, C and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Indonesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Indonesia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Indonesia?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to power your iPad Mini from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Indonesian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Indonesian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using an Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Indonesian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini from the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Indonesian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Wikipedia entry about Indonesia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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