Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Bulgaria

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Bulgarian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Bulgarian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. When you are visiting Bulgaria this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini 2 by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which area you are visiting so we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Bulgaria from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Bulgaria

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Bulgaria?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Bulgaria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Bulgarians use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at 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 without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

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 Bulgaria and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America going to Bulgaria using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Bulgaria?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Bulgarian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bulgarian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter 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 Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bulgarian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Bulgarian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. 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 found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bulgarian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bulgarian country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, priced around £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, estimated price £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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.