How to charge the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Hungary

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Hungarian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPad Mini using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Hungarian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. When visiting Hungary these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Hungary from another country please make sure that your iPad Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Hungary

Can you use the iPad Mini in Hungary?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Hungarian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Hungary?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Hungary is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Hungary (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Hungary or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Hungary.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a 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 Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Hungary?

Charging the iPad Mini from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Hungarian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini using the Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Mini.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Hungarian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple charging cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge the iPad Mini with a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from a Hungarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Hungary
  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, £10-£15.
  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 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, £10-£15.