Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Jordan

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Jordanian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger, how to power the iPad Mini using a Type G USB plug and powering the iPad Mini using a Type C Europlug power charger

Jordanian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. These step-by-step instructions shows you how to supply power to the iPad Mini when you're visiting Jordan using their standard G, B, C, D, F or J type Jordanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Jordanians typically use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. If you are travelling to Jordan from a different region please double check the iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Jordan

Can the iPad Mini be used in Jordan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Jordanian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Jordan?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best international travel charger for Jordan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are six types of power outlets that Jordanians use (G, B, C, D, F and J) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Jordanian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Jordan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Jordan.
  • 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Jordan. [16] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Jordan?

Charging the iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet by using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini using the Jordanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one 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. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically include the cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Jordanian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots next to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the slightly long ground pin. Please note power cords with type B plugs which are rated at 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using a Jordanian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect 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. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Jordanian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Jordanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini using the Jordanian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Jordanian power outlet. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet by using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type J power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it in the Jordanian power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply (technically called the Type J power outlet [14]) looks like 3 large holes forming a flattened triangle pattern.
  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. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Jordanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Jordan 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, £15-£20.
  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, £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated price around £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing £5-£10.
  12. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  13. 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, estimated price around £15.
  14. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  15. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, costs £5-£10.
  16. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.