How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Macau

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Macanese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pinned Type F Schuko USB charger, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type D USB charger

Macanese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPad Mini 4 abroad.When you're travelling to Macau this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 using the standard types G, D, F or M Macanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Macanese will normally use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When you are visiting Macau from another region please ensure that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Macau

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Macau?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Macau by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Macau?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Macau is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of wall outlets in Macau (G, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Macau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Macau using 3 pin type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Macau. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Macau?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to five and a half hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Macanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Macanese power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Macanese power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Macanese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly one-five and a half hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Macanese power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type M power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Macanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall outlet (sometimes called a Type M power outlet [10]) can be recognised by the three holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which takes around 60-300 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Macau
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around 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, costing around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).