Charging the iPad when visiting Mongolia

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Mongolian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad using a Type E power charger.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPad when you're travelling to Mongolia by using the E or C type Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Mongolia from another country please check that your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Mongolia

Can you use the iPad in Mongolia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Mongolian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Mongolia?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mongolia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Mongolians use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Mongolia or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mongolia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Mongolia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Mongolian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Mongolian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using a Mongolian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The plug supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Mongolian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Mongolian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad using a Mongolian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mongolia 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, estimated price C$10-C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing C$10-C$15.
  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, C$10-C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$10-C$15.