How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Mongolia

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini from a Mongolian power outlet and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Type E power plug.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Mongolia. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPad Mini when going to Mongolia.When you're visiting Mongolia the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini using their Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Mongolia from another country 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 overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Mongolia

Can the iPad Mini be used in Mongolia?

You can use the iPad Mini in Mongolia.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Mongolia?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Mongolia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Mongolia (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

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 (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 sockets. 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 needing 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 Mongolia

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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Mongolia.
  • 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 Mongolia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Mongolia?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the Mongolian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the 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 Mongolian 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 tablet is powering up which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger to power your iPad Mini from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini from the Mongolian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This round wall supply (called a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power 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 Mongolian 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 typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry 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, C$10-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, costs 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, 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, priced under C$15.