Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Egypt

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 from an Egyptian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Egyptian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 abroad.If planning a holiday to Egypt the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F plug outlets will be used by a majority of Egyptians. If visiting Egypt from a different country please double check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Egypt

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Egypt?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Egyptian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Egypt?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Egypt is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Egyptians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Egyptian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Egypt.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Egypt. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Egypt?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 from an Egyptian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Egyptian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Egyptian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Egyptian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 from an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from an Egyptian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Egyptian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1-4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Egyptian Wikipedia web page
  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, costing under £10.
  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 price £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.