How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in South Korea

A guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a South Korean power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

South Korean power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to South Korea it is useful to know in advance if you can power all your common electrical devices when you arrive. But without knowing which power supply to expect you could end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it. Different standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPad Mini 4 when they're going abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to South Korea by using the F or C type 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets will be typically used by most South Koreans. When you are travelling to South Korea from another country please ensure your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in South Korea

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in South Korea?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a South Korean power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in South Korea?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for South Korea is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that South Koreans use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for South Korea

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 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both South Korea 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to South Korea.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and 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 just 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting South Korea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in South Korea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a South Korean power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a South Korean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 from a South Korean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 4.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The power supply is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral. These outlets aren't as commonplace in South Korea as Type F outlets.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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. Switch on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one-five and a half hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a South Korean power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a Type F power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a South Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using a South Korean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the South Korean power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two adjacent holes and a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom. Type F plug outlets will be the most commonly used sockets in South Korea.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Visitkorea - Korea Tourism Organization site
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under £10.
  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, costing £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under £15.