Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Lebanon

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Lebanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type B power plug

Lebanese power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.If visiting Lebanon the following useful instructions show powering the iPad Mini 4 using the standard G, A, B, C or D type Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets are typically used by most Lebanese. Power supplies vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Lebanon from another region please check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Lebanon

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Lebanon?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Lebanon.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel charger for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Lebanese use five different standards of power outlets (G, A, B, C and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Lebanon 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Lebanon.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Lebanon?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the two slots next to each other. Be aware power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power adapter 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the longer ground pin. Please note power cables used with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking between 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Lebanese power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which takes between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Lebanon
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  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, priced under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price around $5 USD (£1-£2 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$25).
  10. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).