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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Sammarinese power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type L power charger, how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug

Sammarinese power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad Mini 4 when going abroad.If you are staying in San Marino this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the standard Type F, C or L 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to San Marino from a different region check that the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in San Marino

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in San Marino?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in San Marino by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in San Marino?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for San Marino to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Sammarinese use (F, C and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to pack a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store 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 flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to San Marino.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 San Marino. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in San Marino?

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

Using a Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging which should take around one-five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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 4 from a Sammarinese power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Sammarinese power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from a Sammarinese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese 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 Mini 4 is recharging which typically takes around one-five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Sammarinese power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type L power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Sammarinese power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This squashed hexagon shaped power supply (technically called a Type L power outlet [8]) looks like three large holes forming a line. There are two different types of Type L power supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sammarinese Wikipedia 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, 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, £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. 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, £10-£15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.