Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Myanmar

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Myanmar power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger, powering the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type D power adapter

Myanmar power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. If visiting Myanmar these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using their standard G, C, D or F type Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Myanmar from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Myanmar

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Myanmar?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Myanmar power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Myanmar?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Myanmar is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Myanmas use four different types of power outlets (types G, C, D and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Myanmar we suggest buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

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 Mini 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Myanmar using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Myanmar?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Myanmar power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Myanmar power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 using the Myanmar power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [8], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Myanmar power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Myanmar power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity. [AD]
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Myanmar power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Myanmar country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin.
  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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.