How to charge the iPad Mini 4 in Iran

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from an Iranian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F power plug.

Iranian power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPad Mini 4 when they're visiting Iran.If you are travelling to Iran the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini 4 by using the standard types F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Iran from a different country check your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading 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 Iran

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Iran?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Iran.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Iran?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Iran is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Iranians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Iran.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Iran?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 using the Iranian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Iranian power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 60-300 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Iranian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type F power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 using an Iranian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging and takes between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iranian Wikipedia 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/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