Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in The Maldives

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Maldivian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter, powering the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type J USB charger

Maldivian power outlet

When organizing a holiday it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your gadgets that you are bringing along. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in Maldives you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the iPad Mini 4 when they are abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Maldives by using their standard G, D, J, K or L type Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Maldivians normally use the Type G power outlets. If you are visiting Maldives from another region please check the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The Maldives

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in The Maldives?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Maldivian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Maldives?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of power outlets that Maldivians use (types G, D, J, K and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Maldivian 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 luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home 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 a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Maldives 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Maldives using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 The Maldives. [14] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Maldives?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Maldivian power outlet with a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Maldivian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 4 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type J power charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the wall supply. The hexagon shaped power supply (sometimes called the Type J power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a flattened triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-five and a half hours to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Maldivian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type K power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern with the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Maldivian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type L power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 4 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. Note there are two types of Type L wall outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp power outlet has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Maldivian 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 £15 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).