Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Slovenia

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPad Mini with a Slovenian power outlet and powering the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Slovenian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini . This page contains simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini when travelling to Slovenia using the F or C type Slovenian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Slovenia from another country make sure that the iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Slovenia

Can the iPad Mini be used in Slovenia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Slovenian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Slovenia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovenes use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Slovenia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Slovenia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Slovenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Slovenia?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPad Mini with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Slovenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already included with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Slovenian power outlet. The plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Slovenian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to power the iPad Mini with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini using the Slovenian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin pins go, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Slovenia
  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, £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, estimated cost £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, £10-£15.