How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Israel

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to power your iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet, recharging the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type H USB charger and recharging the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type M USB charger

Israeli power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Israel. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad Mini abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPad Mini when going to Israel by using their M, C or H type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Israelis use Type H wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets differ regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Israel from a different country double check the iPad Mini can be charged using a 220 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini 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 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Israel

Can you use the iPad Mini in Israel?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Israel?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best travel charger for Israel to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Israel (M, C and H) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

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

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Israel. Because you are only needing to pack a single international travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Israel.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Israel?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini using an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral. Type C power sockets in Israel might not be as common, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type H USB adapter to power your iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 thin slots facing the direction of the middle forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground. The more recently installed type H power outlets also have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs, these can be found in almost 140 other countries. These are the most common sockets found in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type M USB adapter to power your iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern. Note that Type M plug outlets aren't as commonplace in Israel. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Then connect one 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. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, priced at around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).