How to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Israel

A step by step guide showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type H USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pinned Type M power plug

Israeli power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you are going to Israel.These instructions will show what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when travelling to Israel by using their Type M, C or H Israeli 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type M plug outlets will be typically used by most Israelis. When travelling to Israel from another country please check your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid 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 Israel

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Israel?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Israel by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Israel is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Israelis use three different standards of plug sockets (types M, C and H) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Israeli trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Israel?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Israeli power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Israeli 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 is recharging taking around 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type H USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using an Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type H USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three thin slots pointing inward in a triangular pattern. You'll notice that more modern type H plug supplies have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs that are compatible with almost 140 other countries.
  3. Then connect one end of the 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 situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with an Israeli power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three large circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Israeli 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 is recharging and takes roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israeli country page on wikipedia
  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/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