How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in The Maldives

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter, powering the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and recharging the iPad Mini using a Type J power adapter

Maldivian power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Maldives. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their iPad Mini when they're going to Maldives.If you are visiting Maldives this page contains instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini using their Type G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Maldivians use Type G wall outlets. When visiting Maldives from another country please ensure the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPad Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The Maldives

Can the iPad Mini be used in The Maldives?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Maldives?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of plug sockets that Maldivians use (types G, D, J, K and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Maldives. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on a plane. 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 under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

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, however for visitors also wanting 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 when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Maldives 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Maldives 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 The Maldives. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Maldives?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning charging cable into the power 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet

A guide showing how to power your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the USB mains 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A page on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Maldivian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type J power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini using a Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped power supply by 3 circular holes forming a flattened triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type K USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes in an inverted triangular pattern and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini with a Maldivian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type L USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This hexagon shaped plug outlet (called a Type L power outlet [12]) can be recognised by the three large round adjecent holes in a line. Please note there are two different types of Type L plug outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian 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 Mini is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Maldives
  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, costing £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, £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. 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, priced £15-£20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under £10.
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costs £5-£10.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.