How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Oman

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini with an Omani power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Omani power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Oman. This useful guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when visiting Oman by using the standard types G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Omanis. When visiting Oman from another country please ensure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Oman

Can you use the iPad Mini in Oman?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Oman.

Oman

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Oman?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Oman to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different types of plug sockets (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Oman.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Oman?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Omani power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPad Mini from an Omani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini from the Omani power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Omani power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Omani power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini from an Omani power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using the Omani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Omani power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Omani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Omani 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, costing around £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, £15-£20.
  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, around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.