Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Saudi Arabia

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type A power charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type B power charger

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 in Saudi Arabia using the standard G, A, B or D type Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Saudis use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Saudi Arabia from another region please check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Saudi Arabia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Saudi Arabia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Saudi Arabia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Saudi Arabia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of power outlets that Saudi Arabians use (G, A, B and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Saudi Arabia.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saudi Arabia. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Saudi Arabia?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [6]) is identified by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. This recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saudi Arabian country page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, priced around £10.
  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, £1-£2.
  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, costing around £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, £10-£15.