How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Mongolia

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 from a Mongolian power outlet using a 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger and how to charge the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type E USB charger.

Mongolian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you are going to Mongolia.If you're going to Mongolia this page has instructions showing powering your iPad 2 by using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Mongolia from another country please make sure your iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Mongolia

Can the iPad 2 be used in Mongolia?

You can use the iPad 2 in Mongolia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Mongolia?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad 2 the best travel power adapter for Mongolia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Mongolians use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging 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 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Mongolia?

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 2 with a Mongolian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from a Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is normally included with the iPad 2).
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Mongolian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Mongolian power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a Mongolian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 2 from a Mongolian power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes plus a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Mongolian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Mongolia
  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$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, 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, estimated price 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$15.