Charging the iPad Mini in Sweden

Learn how to charge the iPad Mini from a Swedish power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and powering the iPad Mini using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Swedish power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini when they're abroad.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to power the iPad Mini when you're visiting Sweden using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Swedes will typically use Type F wall outlets. If visiting Sweden from a different country ensure that the iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Swedish city such as Stockholm we recommend reading the Swedish Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Sweden

Can you use the iPad Mini in Sweden?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Sweden?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Swedes use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts 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 supports 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 at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Swedish trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing 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 chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Sweden we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sweden 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 Sweden.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 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 Sweden.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Sweden?

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Swedish power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of 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 Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Swedish 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 from a Swedish power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini from a Swedish power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini using the Swedish power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger 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 Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Swedish Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters