How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Slovakia

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Slovak power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E USB adapter.

Slovak power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPad Mini 4 when they're staying abroad.If you're travelling to Slovakia the following useful instructions show charging your iPad Mini 4 by using the standard types E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Slovakia from another country please check that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on staying in a Slovak place such as Bratislava or KoŇ°ice refer to the Slovakia Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Slovakia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Slovakia?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Slovak power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Slovakia?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel charger for Slovakia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Slovaks use (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip to Slovakia. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Slovakia 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Slovakia using 3 pin type B US 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Slovakia?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Slovak power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Slovak power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Slovak power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Slovak power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Slovak power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Slovak power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from the Slovak power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. 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 situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Slovak power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Slovakia 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, 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, priced £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs around £5.
  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.