Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Moldova

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Moldovan power outlet and how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Moldovan power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country, especially for the first time traveller. This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you're visiting Moldova using the standard F or C type Moldovan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Moldova from another country make sure the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Moldova

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Moldova?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Moldovan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Moldova?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 the best travel charger for Moldova to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Moldova (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 pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Moldova.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Moldova?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Moldovan power outlet

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

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Moldovan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan 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 iPad is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge. [AD]
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Moldovan power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Moldovan 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 supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Moldova entry 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.
  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. 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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.