How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Oman

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with an Omani power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type C power adapter.

Omani power outlet

When packing for a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you can power all your indispensable electronics that you'll be bringing along. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable power adaptor when you need it that could be incompatible. Different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . If visiting Oman this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using the G or C type Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Omanis. When you are travelling to Oman from another country please check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating 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 Oman

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Oman?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Oman.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Oman?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Oman is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Omanis use (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Oman.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Oman?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from an Omani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from an Omani power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Omani power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Omani power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from an Omani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Oman
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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 between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).