Charging the iPad Mini when staying in Iceland

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini with an Iceland power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging the iPad Mini using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Iceland power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These step by step instructions shows you how to power your iPad Mini when you're in Iceland by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Icelanders will use Type F power outlets. When you are travelling to Iceland from another country double check the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure 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. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Iceland

Can you use the iPad Mini in Iceland?

You can connect the iPad Mini to an Iceland power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini then the best international travel charger for Iceland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Iceland (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below 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 Iceland

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iceland 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Iceland.
  • 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 almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Iceland?

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

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from an Iceland power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from an Iceland power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Iceland power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Iceland power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type F USB adapter to power your iPad Mini with an Iceland power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini from the Iceland power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Iceland power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Iceland country page on wikipedia
  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, costs £10-£15.
  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, around £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, estimated price around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.