Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Iran

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad Mini from an Iranian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPad Mini using a Type F USB plug.

Iranian power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when you're in staying in Iran.This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini when you're visiting Iran by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Iran from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on staying in an Iranian city like Tehran we suggest reading the Iranian entry on wikipedia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Iran

Can you use the iPad Mini in Iran?

You can use the iPad Mini in Iran.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Iran?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Iran to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Iran (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday 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 different countries we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Iran using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Iran?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad Mini from an Iranian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini using the Iranian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Iranian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power your iPad Mini with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini from an Iranian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Iranian power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Iranian 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 recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Iranian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iranian entry on wikipedia
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters