Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Slovenia

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Slovenian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power charger and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Mini 2 when they are travelling to Slovenia.If you are going to Slovenia the following instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Slovenia from another region check that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on visiting a Slovenian destination such as Ljubljana or Maribor please read the Wikipedia.org entry about Slovenia [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Slovenia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Slovenia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Slovenian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Slovenia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel adapter for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovenes use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Slovenian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Slovenia 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Slovenia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Slovenia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Slovenian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Slovenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Slovenian power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Slovenian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Slovenian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. This sunken circular power supply (called the Schuko plug) can be identified by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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