Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Bhutan

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type D power charger

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are going to Bhutan.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you are in Bhutan by using their types G, C, D, F or M Bhutanese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Bhutan from a different region make sure that the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Bhutan

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Bhutan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Bhutanese power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Bhutan?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Bhutanese use five different standards of power outlets (G, C, D, F and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bhutan 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 Bhutan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Bhutan?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Bhutanese power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord 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 can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [8], looks like three circular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging 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 is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese 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 Mini 2 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pin Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cable into the USB power charger 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutan 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  13. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters