Charging the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Monaco

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Monacan power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB adapter, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type E power charger

Monacan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . These guidelines have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their iPad Mini 2 when travelling abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPad Mini 2 when you're travelling to Monaco by using their standard types D, C, E or F 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type D wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Monacans. If travelling to Monaco from a different country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 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 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on staying at a destination like Monte Carlo or La Condamine read the Wikipedia.org entry about Monaco [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Monaco

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Monaco?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Monaco.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Monaco is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of plug sockets in Monaco (D, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Monacan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Monaco 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Monaco.
  • 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 originating from the US 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Monaco?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the USB 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Monacan power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 using a Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains 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 Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Monacan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The sunken round plug outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Monacan power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Monacan power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Monacan power outlet. The round plug supply (known as a Type F power outlet [10] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Monacan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Monaco
  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 D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.