Charging an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Mongolia

A guide on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Mongolian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering an iPad Air 2 using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.If visiting Mongolia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the E or C type Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Mongolia from a different country please ensure your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPad Air 2 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 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Mongolia

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Mongolia?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Mongolian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Mongolia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Mongolia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Mongolia (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers 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 e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

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 Air 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mongolia 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Mongolia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 Mongolia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Mongolia?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Mongolian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a Mongolian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Mongolian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Mongolian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from the Mongolian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form 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 an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mongolian Wikipedia web 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, priced under 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 under C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost 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, under C$15.