Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Saudi Arabia

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger, how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pin Type A power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B USB charger

Saudi Arabian power outlet

When organizing a holiday it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your devices when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is being used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPad Mini 2. Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Saudi Arabia.When you're visiting Saudi Arabia this page has instructions showing charging the iPad Mini 2 by using the types G, A, B or D 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be normally used by most Saudis. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Saudi Arabia from a different region make sure your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using 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 (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Saudi Arabia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Saudi Arabia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Saudi Arabia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Saudi Arabia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of power outlets in Saudi Arabia (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 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 on your Saudi Arabian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their 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 phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saudi Arabia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Saudi Arabia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saudi Arabia. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Saudi Arabia?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Saudi Arabian 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. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian 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, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian 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 recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The circular wall outlet (called the Schuko 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 power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saudi Arabia 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, priced around £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 under £20.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated cost £15-£20.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, costs £10-£15.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, £15-£20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under £15.