Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Egypt

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 2 from an Egyptian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Egyptian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Egypt.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you're visiting Egypt using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Egyptians. If you are visiting Egypt from another country ensure your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Egypt

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Egypt?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Egypt.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Egypt?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Egypt to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Egyptians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Egypt and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Egypt.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Egypt. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Egypt?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Egyptian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with an Egyptian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Egyptian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Egyptian power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Egyptian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from an Egyptian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Egyptian country wikipedia page
  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, 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, under C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.