How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Poland

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Polish power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E power adapter.

Polish power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Poland these useful instructions show powering your iPad Mini 4 using the standard types E or C Polish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type E wall outlets will be normally used by most Poles. When you are visiting Poland from another region please ensure that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to stay in a tourist destination like Warsaw or Metro Manila refer to the Wikipedia web page about Poland [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Poland

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Poland?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Polish power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Poland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Poles use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Poland. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

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 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Poland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Poland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Poland?

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Polish power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 using a Polish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-five and a half hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Polish power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Polish power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Polish power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Polish power outlet. The recessed circular power supply (called a CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power charger 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. Switch on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging taking roughly one to five and a half hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Polish power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Poland
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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-£10.
  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, costs £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, costs £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.