How to charge the iPad Mini 2 in San Marino

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type L USB charger, recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type C power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type F power adapter

Sammarinese power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you are travelling to San Marino.This page is a useful guide showing you how to power your iPad Mini 2 when you are travelling to San Marino by using their types F, C or L Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to San Marino from another region make sure that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Dogana or Borgo Maggiore read the Sammarinese Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in San Marino

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in San Marino?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in San Marino.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in San Marino?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for San Marino is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Sammarinese use three different standards of plug sockets (types F, C and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Sammarinese trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

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 2, however for visitors 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 or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both San Marino and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to San Marino using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This 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 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 San Marino. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in San Marino?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. This unearthed power outlet is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB power 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type F USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall outlet, sometimes called a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB power 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type L USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by the 3 large circular holes forming a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the bottom of 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sammarinese Wikipedia web page
  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, estimated price £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, £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, £10-£15.
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated cost £10-£15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.