How to charge the iPad 3 when visiting Mongolia

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Mongolian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad 3 using a two pin Type E USB plug.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad 3 in Mongolia. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 3 abroad.If you're visiting Mongolia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 by using the Type E or C Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Mongolia from a different region ensure the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Mongolia

Can the iPad 3 be used in Mongolia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Mongolia.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Mongolia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Mongolia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Mongolians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Mongolian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mongolia.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Mongolia?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Mongolian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Mongolian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from a Mongolian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Mongolian power outlet. This plug supply is recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Mongolian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type E power charger to charge the iPad 3 from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Mongolian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Mongolian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia - wikipedia page about Mongolia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters