How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Pakistan

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type D power plug

Pakistani power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 in Pakistan. This page has step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Pakistan by using their Type G, C, D or M Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Pakistan from another region please make sure your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Pakistani place such as Karachi or Lahore please read the Pakistani country page on Wikipedia [1] for more information prior to the area. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Pakistan

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Pakistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Pakistani power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Pakistan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Pakistan is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Pakistanis use four different standards of wall outlets (G, C, D and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack multiple travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility 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 smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

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 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Pakistan 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Pakistan using type B US 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Pakistan?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet

A guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Pakistani power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Pakistani power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type M power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [10]) can be identified by three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Pakistani country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, estimated cost 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, priced under C$25.
  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, priced at under C$15.
  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, priced under C$15.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, C$20-C$25.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost C$10-C$15.