Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Nepal

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Nepali power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type M USB charger

Nepali power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are going abroad.If visiting Nepal this page has instructions showing you powering the iPad Mini 2 by using their standard D, C or M type Nepali 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Nepal from a different country please check the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Nepal

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Nepal?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Nepal by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Nepal?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Nepal is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Nepalese use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Nepali trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nepal 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Nepal using 3 pin type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Nepal?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Nepali power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Nepali power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Nepali power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by the 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Nepali 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 iPad is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Nepali power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Nepali power outlet using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Wikipedia entry about Nepal
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters