Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Lebanon

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Lebanese power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type B USB charger, recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type G power plug and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pin Type A power plug

Lebanese power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini 2 abroad.If planning a vacation to Lebanon the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 by using their types G, A, B, C or D 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Lebanese will normally use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting Lebanon from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Lebanon

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Lebanon?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Lebanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Lebanon?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel charger for Lebanon is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five standards of plug sockets that Lebanese use (G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Lebanese trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Lebanon using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Lebanon?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Lebanese 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, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded wall outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into. Please note power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 V should not be used in The Lebanon so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Lebanese 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, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Lebanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin. Please be aware power cords with type B plugs which are rated at 125 V shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Lebanese 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 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Lebanese power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded wall outlet is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese 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 fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (called the Type D power outlet [12]) looks like 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 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. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears 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.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon - Wikipedia.org entry about Lebanon
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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