How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Lebanon

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Type A power charger and powering the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Lebanese power outlet

When planning a holiday to Lebanon it is helpful to know in advance if you can power your indispensable electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers when you're there. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Lebanon you may bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when you're going abroad.This page contains simple instructions showing you exactly how to power the iPad Mini when staying in Lebanon by using the standard Type G, A, B, C or D Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Lebanese. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Lebanon from another country please ensure that 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 120 volts ensure the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Lebanon

Can the iPad Mini be used in Lebanon?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Lebanese power outlet.

Lebanon

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Lebanon?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Lebanon is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Lebanese use five different types of plug sockets (G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. 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 included plugs. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (please 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.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. 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 tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Lebanon 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Lebanon 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 Lebanon. [14]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Lebanon?

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

A page on how to power your iPad Mini from a Lebanese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Lebanese power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots. Please be aware power cables with type A outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese 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, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Lebanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type B power charger to recharge your iPad Mini from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini using a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin. Please be aware power cables with type B outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so please check first.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 Lebanese 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Lebanese power outlet

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

A page on how to power your iPad Mini from a Lebanese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [11] 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 Lebanese power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to recharge your iPad Mini from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [12], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lebanon 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, between $10 to $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, costing between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  12. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing between $10 to $15.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.