Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Iraq

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from an Iraqi power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type G power plug and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type D power charger

Iraqi power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This simple guide tells you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 in Iraq using their standard Type G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Iraq from another region make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Iraq

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Iraq?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Iraqi power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Iraq is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Iraqis use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries 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 via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iraq and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Iraq.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Iraq?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Iraqi power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Iraqi power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from an Iraqi power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which should take between 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Iraqi power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which should take between 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Iraqi 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/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