How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Iceland

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from an Iceland power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Schuko Type F power plug.

Iceland power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. If you are staying in Iceland the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini 4 using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type F wall outlets will be normally used by a majority of Icelanders. If visiting Iceland from another region please ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Reykjav√≠k please read the Wikipedia entry about Iceland [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Iceland

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Iceland?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Iceland power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Iceland?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Iceland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Icelanders use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual power adapters on your trip to Iceland or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iceland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Iceland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Iceland?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 from the Iceland power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Iceland power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cord into 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  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 charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Iceland power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with an Iceland power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 using an Iceland power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. This round wall supply, also called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Iceland
  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, priced at £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, costing £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.