Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Oman

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini 2 with an Omani power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C USB charger.

Omani power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Oman by using their standard Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find most Omanis normally use the Type G wall outlets. When travelling to Oman from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to stay somewhere like Muscat please refer to the Omani Wikipedia page [1] for more details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Oman

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Oman?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Omani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Oman?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel charger for Oman to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different standards of plug sockets (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Omani trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those 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 when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Oman and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Oman using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Oman?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Omani power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from an Omani power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by three holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Omani 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 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Omani power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Omani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with an Omani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Omani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Omani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Omani 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, 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at around $10.
  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.