Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Mongolia

A guide showing how to charge the iPad 4 from a Mongolian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPad 4 using a Type E USB charger.

Mongolian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country especially if you've never visited before. If you're visiting Mongolia these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Mongolia from another region please check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Mongolia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Mongolia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Mongolian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Mongolia?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Mongolia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Mongolia (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Mongolian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Mongolia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Mongolia?

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

A guide showing how to charge the iPad 4 from a Mongolian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from a Mongolian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Mongolian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Mongolian power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Mongolian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Mongolian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already included with your iPad 4).
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  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, 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, priced between $15 to $20.
  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, priced under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.