Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Indonesia

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Indonesian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter, recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Europlug Type C USB plug and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Schuko Type F USB plug

Indonesian power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Indonesia it can often be useful to know if you can power all your gadgets such as mobiles and tablets when you arrive. However by not knowing which plug socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you need it which might be incompatible and damage the device. Varying complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Indonesia.The following instructions shows you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Indonesia using the G, C or F type Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type G plug outlets are typically used by a majority of Indonesians. You will discover that power changes regionally therefore please read the Asia and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Indonesia from another country make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you plan on staying somewhere such as Jakarta or Denpasar we suggest reading the Indonesian Wikipedia web page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Indonesia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Indonesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Indonesian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel charger for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Indonesia (G, C and F) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 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 recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Indonesia we suggest 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 with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Indonesia.
  • 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Indonesia?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using an Indonesian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Indonesian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type C 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, is identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from an Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin pins go, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

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