Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Cyprus

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Cypriot power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

Cypriot power outlet

When organizing a holiday it's useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you reach your hotel. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPad Mini 4. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when they are abroad.If you're planning a trip to Cyprus this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Cyprus from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Cyprus

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Cyprus?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Cyprus by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Cyprus?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Cyprus is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come 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 simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Cypriot trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 Cyprus 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 America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as 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 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 Cyprus.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cypriot power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Cypriot power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 using the Cypriot power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Cypriot power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus Wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters