How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Sri Lanka

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Sri Lankan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type D power plug and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Sri Lankan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPad Mini 4 when they're travelling abroad.If you're travelling to Sri Lanka the following instructions show powering your iPad Mini 4 using their G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Sri Lankans. If visiting Sri Lanka from another region please make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Sri Lanka

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Sri Lanka?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Sri Lankan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Sri Lanka?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Sri Lanka is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Sri Lankans use three different types of plug sockets (G, D and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sri Lanka and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Sri Lanka using 3 pinned type B US 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sri Lanka. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Sri Lanka?

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

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Sri Lankan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sri Lankan power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical slots containing shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 60-300 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lankan power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Sri Lankan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type M power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sri Lankan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sri Lankan Wikipedia page
  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, estimated price £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, priced at under £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, costing £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 under £15.