How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Iraq

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with an Iraqi power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug power charger, how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a three pinned Type G USB plug and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a three pinned Type D USB plug

Iraqi power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page is a simple guide demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you are visiting Iraq by using the G, C or D type Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Iraq from a different region make sure that the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Iraq

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Iraq?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Iraqi power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Iraq?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Iraq is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets that Iraqis use (types G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Iraq using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Iraq?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet using a Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with an Iraqi power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Iraqi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - wikipedia.org entry about Iraq
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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