Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Mongolia

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Mongolian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E power adapter.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. The following guide tells you how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you are in Mongolia by using their standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Mongolia from another country double check the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Mongolian city like Ulan Bator we suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Mongolia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Mongolia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Mongolia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Mongolian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Mongolia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Mongolia (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, 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 when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mongolia 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Mongolia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Mongolian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Mongolian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Mongolian power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Mongolian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Mongolian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia - Wikipedia.org entry 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 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. 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