Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Romania

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Romanian power outlet and charging the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Romanian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never visited before. If planning a trip to Romania the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Romania from a different region please check the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that 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 being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Romania

Can you use the iPad Mini in Romania?

You can use the iPad Mini in Romania.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Romania?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Mini then the best international travel adapter for Romania is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Romanians use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Romania 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Romania.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Romania?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Romanian power outlet

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

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from a Romanian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Romanian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini from a Romanian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini using the Romanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Romania 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, under £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, costing under £15.
  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, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.