Charging the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Kuwait

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Kuwaiti power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger and powering the iPad Mini using a Europlug Type C USB charger.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Mini . If travelling to Kuwait these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini by using their standard Type G or C Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Kuwait from another country ensure your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Kuwait

Can you use the iPad Mini in Kuwait?

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

Kuwait

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Kuwait is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Kuwaitis use (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Kuwaiti trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kuwait 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Kuwait using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 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 Kuwait. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Kuwait?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Kuwaiti power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini from a Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti 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 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Kuwaiti power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini from a Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect 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. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kuwait Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$5).
  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, estimated cost around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).