Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Libya

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger, how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter

Libyan power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad Mini 4 when travelling abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Libya using the types D, C, F or L 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If your iPad Mini 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Libya from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. However please note that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power outlet instead of 110 volts. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Libya

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Libya?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Libya by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Libya?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Libya is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different types of power outlets that Libyans use (types D, C, F and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Libya and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Libya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Libya?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. The wall outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet by using a Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn 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 4 is powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type L power charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can recognise this flattened hexagon shaped plug supply by the three circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. There are two different variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Libyan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Wikipedia.org web page about Libya
  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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters