How to charge the iPad Mini 2 in Israel

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from an Israeli power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type M USB charger, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C Europlug USB plug and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type H power adapter

Israeli power outlet

When planning a vacation it is helpful to know in advance if you can use all your electronics when you get there. By not knowing which plug socket is being used in Israel you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need it. Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.These instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when going to Israel using the standard M, C or H type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Israelis will use the Type M plugs in their power outlets. If travelling to Israel from a different country ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it 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 power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Israel

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Israel?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Israel.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Israel?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Israel to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets that Israelis use (M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) 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.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility 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 phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 2, however for visitors also wanting 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 useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Israel 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Israel using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Israel?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with an Israeli power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning power cord into the mains USB 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 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 2 from an Israeli power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with an Israeli power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type H USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type H USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by three thin slots pointing inward forming a triangle configuration. You will notice that more recently manufactured type H wall outlets also have round holes in the middle of each slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs which are compatible with almost 140 other countries.
  3. 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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Israeli power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 with an Israeli power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three large circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. 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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israel Wikipedia web page
  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