Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Mongolia

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Mongolian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E power adapter.

Mongolian power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini 4 when they are travelling to Mongolia.When you're planning a vacation to Mongolia these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using the Type E or C Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find most power sources will vary from country to country so please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies guide for a complete list of destinations. When you are travelling to Mongolia from another country double check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Mongolia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Mongolia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Mongolia.

Mongolia

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Mongolia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter 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 plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mongolia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Mongolia?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Mongolian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Mongolian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Mongolian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Mongolian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and one long metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mongolia country page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, costing between $10 to $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.