Charging the iPad Air in Mongolia

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the iPad Air from a Mongolian power outlet and how to power the iPad Air using a double pinned Type E power plug.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPad Air when travelling to Mongolia by using their types E or C Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Mongolia from a different country ensure that the iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Mongolia

Can you use the iPad Air in Mongolia?

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

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Mongolia?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air the best international travel charger for Mongolia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Mongolians use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Mongolian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mongolia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Mongolia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Mongolian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the iPad Air from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from the Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Mongolian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Mongolian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Air from a Mongolian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 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] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other along with one metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mongolia page on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced at under $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, 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, under $15.
  8. 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.