Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Malaysia

How to connect a Malaysian power outlet to the iPad Mini 2

Malaysian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.The following instructions will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Malaysia using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Malaysians using 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Malaysia from another country ensure your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Malaysia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Malaysia?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Malaysia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Malaysian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Malaysia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Malaysia?

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

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Malaysian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Malaysian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Malaysian power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable 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 is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia - Malaysian Wikipedia 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters