How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Israel

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini with an Israeli power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type M USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad Mini using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and charging the iPad Mini using a Type H power plug

Israeli power outlet

If organizing to travel to Israel it can often be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common gadgets when you're there. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Israel you may bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when you're travelling abroad.When you are visiting Israel this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Mini using their standard types M, C or H Israeli 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type M wall outlets will be normally used by most Israelis. When you are travelling to Israel from another region please ensure that the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Israel

Can you use the iPad Mini in Israel?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Israel by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Israel?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best travel charger for Israel to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Israel (M, C and H) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Israel. Because you are only needing to pack a single international travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Israel.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Israel?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Mini with an Israeli power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini using an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini with an Israeli power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Type H USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 thin slots facing the direction of the middle forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground. The more recently installed type H power outlets also have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs, these can be found in almost 140 other countries.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the USB mains charger 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type M USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - wikipedia.org entry about Israel
  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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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