Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Netherlands

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Dutch power outlet and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Dutch power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.If visiting Netherlands the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the F or C type Dutch 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Dutch will typically use Type F power outlets. When travelling to Netherlands from another region ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Netherlands

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Netherlands?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Dutch power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Netherlands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Dutch use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Netherlands 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Netherlands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Netherlands?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using a Dutch power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Dutch power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Dutch power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Dutch power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Dutch power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Dutch power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Dutch Wikipedia web page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters