How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Qatar

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Qatari power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pinned Type D power plug.

Qatari power outlet

If organizing a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your important electrical devices when you're there. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Qatar you could bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Varying complicated region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.When going to travel to Qatar this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 using their Type G or D Qatari 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Qataris. You'll discover most power sockets change regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Qatar from a different country check that the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Qatar

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Qatar?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Qatari power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Qatar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Qataris use (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Qatar 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Qatar using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Qatar.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Qatar?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Qatari power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Qatari power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Qatari power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Qatari power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Qatari power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Qatari power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-five and a half hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Qatar Wikipedia web page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters