Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Malaysia

How to connect a Malaysian power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Malaysian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your iPad Mini 4 . This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you're in staying in Malaysia.This page contains instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 when visiting Malaysia using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Malaysians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll find power will change from country to country so we recommend reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Malaysia from another country please check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Malaysia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Malaysia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Malaysian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel power adapter for Malaysia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Malaysian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Malaysia we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Malaysia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Malaysia using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as 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 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 Malaysia. [6]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Malaysia?

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Malaysian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 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] (usually included with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Malaysian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malaysia wikipedia page
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).