How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Pakistan

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Pakistani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter, powering the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type D USB adapter

Pakistani power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPad Mini 2 when they're travelling abroad.If you are visiting Pakistan these useful instructions show charging your iPad Mini 2 using the standard types G, C, D or M Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Pakistan from another country please ensure your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Pakistan

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Pakistan?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Pakistan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Pakistan?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Pakistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different types of plug sockets that Pakistanis use (types G, C, D and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Pakistani trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Pakistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Pakistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Pakistan?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Pakistani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Pakistani power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Pakistani power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Pakistani power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 2 using a Pakistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally included with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power charger 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. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Pakistani 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 Pakistani power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type M USB charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan - Pakistan Wikipedia page
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£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, costs around $5 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$130-C$140).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, priced at under $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (under £5 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).