How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Iceland

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Iceland power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Iceland power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPad Mini 2 when they're visiting Iceland.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Iceland by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type F wall outlets will be normally used by most Icelanders. If travelling to Iceland from another country double check your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you plan on staying in an Iceland place such as Reykjav√≠k or Akureyri refer to the Iceland country Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Iceland

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Iceland?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Iceland power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Iceland?

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Iceland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Icelanders use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Iceland. Only needing to pack a single international travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 2, however for those also wanting 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 Iceland and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Iceland using 3 pinned 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 only 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 Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Iceland?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using an Iceland power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally included with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Iceland power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Iceland 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 2 from an Iceland power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 from the Iceland power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Iceland power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Iceland power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Iceland country Wikipedia page
  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, £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, priced 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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.