Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Afghanistan

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with an Afghan power outlet and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Afghan power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you're visiting Afghanistan using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Afghanistan from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 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 over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Afghanistan

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Afghanistan?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Afghanistan by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Afghanistan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Afghans use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied 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 power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad 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 versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 North America going to Afghanistan 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Afghanistan.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Afghanistan?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Afghan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with an Afghan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from an Afghan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Afghan power outlet. The wall outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then 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. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Afghan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Afghan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with an Afghan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Afghan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically include the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Afghan 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 charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Afghan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Wikipedia.org web page about Afghanistan
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters