Charging the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Nepal

A guide showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type M USB adapter, how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power charger and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type D power adapter

Nepali power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you are abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when you're in Nepal using the types D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Asia and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Nepal from a different country please check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on travelling to a place such as Kathmandu read the Wikipedia entry about Nepal [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Nepal

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Nepal?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Nepali power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets in Nepal (D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Nepal we suggest searching for an adaptable 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 for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Nepal.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal. [10]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Nepal?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet

A guide showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [8], looks like 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Nepal
  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, costs 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, costs £15-£20.
  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, costing £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costs £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.