How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Malaysia

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type G power charger to recharge your iPad Mini from a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

If you are organizing a holiday to Malaysia it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you arrive. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Malaysia you may bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Malaysia. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when going abroad.If you're travelling to Malaysia the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Malaysians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If visiting Malaysia from another region please ensure the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on visiting tourist destinations such as Kuala Lumpur or Malacca refer to the page about Malaysia [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Malaysia

Can the iPad Mini be used in Malaysia?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Malaysian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Malaysia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you’re not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Malaysia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Malaysia?

Charging the iPad Mini from a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPad Mini from a Malaysian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini using a Malaysian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power plug adapter in the Malaysian power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge. [AD]
Charging the iPad Mini from a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - page about Malaysia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power plug adapter - Suitable for use in England, Ireland, and Scotland, a grounded three pin Type G adapter turns UK electrical power outlets into USB ports for reliable charging..
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..