Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Indonesia

A guide showing you how to power the iPad Mini 2 with an Indonesian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a three pinned Type G power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a two pin Type F USB plug

Indonesian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.When you are visiting Indonesia these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using their standard Type G, C or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Indonesians will use the Type G power outlets. You'll discover power sockets 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 Indonesia from a different country please make sure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that 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 that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Indonesia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Indonesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Indonesian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Indonesia?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Indonesia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Indonesians use three different types of power outlets (types G, C and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

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 around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge 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 and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Indonesia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Indonesia using 3 pinned 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 is a much 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 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 Indonesia. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Indonesia?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from an Indonesian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  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 Indonesian 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 fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

A guide showing you how to power the iPad Mini 2 with an Indonesian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from an Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Indonesian 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 charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from an Indonesian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Indonesian 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 charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Indonesian country Wiki 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 at under £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 price £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs £10-£15.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, priced £15-£20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.