Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Yemen

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Yemeni power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type D power adapter, how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type G USB adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type A power charger

Yemeni power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.If visiting Yemen the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the G, A or D type Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Yemen from a different country please ensure your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Yemen

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Yemen?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Yemeni power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Yemen?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel charger for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets in Yemen (G, A and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their flexibility 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 overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Yemen 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Yemen.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Yemen?

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

Learn how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Yemeni power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Yemeni power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Yemeni power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go. Please note power cables used with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking between 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Yemeni power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Yemeni power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (called the Type D power outlet [8]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - wikipedia web page about Yemen
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters