How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Nepal

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini from a Nepali power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger, recharging the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type D power plug and how to charge the iPad Mini using a three pin Type M USB adapter

Nepali power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page is a guide showing you what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Nepal by using their D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Nepal from a different country please ensure that the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged 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 Nepal

Can the iPad Mini be used in Nepal?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Nepal?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Nepal is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Nepalese use three different standards of wall outlets (D, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nepal using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Nepal?

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from a Nepali power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Nepali power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Nepali power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type D power adapter to charge the iPad Mini from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini using a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the USB power charger 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Nepali power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Nepali power outlet

Learn how to power your iPad Mini from a Nepali power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type M power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini from the Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power adapter 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Nepal Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated cost 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 $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, under $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under $15.