How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Romania

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Romanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F power plug.

Romanian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Romania by using the standard types F or C Romanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Romania from another country please ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a Romanian destination like Bucharest please read the wikipedia entry about Romania [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Romania

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Romania?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Romanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Romania?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Romania is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Romanians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Romania using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Romania?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Romanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Romanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Romanian power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Romanian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Romanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Romanian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Romania
  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, priced £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 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, around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.