How to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Russia

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Russian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F USB adapter.

Russian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 in Russia. This page was specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they can power their iPad Mini 4 when they're going to Russia.If you're planning a vacation to Russia this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 using their standard types F or C Russian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Russians will normally use Type F sockets in their wall outlets. If travelling to Russia from another country check your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Russia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Russia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Russia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Russia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Russia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Russians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Russia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Russia.
  • 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Russia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Russia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Russian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Russian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Russian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This power outlet can be identified by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Russian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to five and a half hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Russian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Russian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Russian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Russian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Russian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 Russian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Russian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Russia Wikipedia web page
  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, estimated cost £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, estimated price £10-£15.
  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.