Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Libya

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Libyan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter, how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type F USB plug

Libyan power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. The following useful guide tells you how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you are in Libya using their standard D, C, F or L type Libyan 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If your iPad Mini 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Libya from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. However please be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk will use a 230 volt power supply and not 110 volts. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Libya

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Libya?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Libya.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Libya to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different types of wall outlets in Libya (D, C, F and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Libya using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Libya?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Libyan power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Libyan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a Type F power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Libyan power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type L USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet by the three circular adjecent holes in a line. Note that there are two variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Wikipedia.org entry about Libya
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters