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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Swedish power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F power charger.

Swedish power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 in Sweden. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're in going to Sweden.When you're travelling to Sweden these useful instructions show powering your iPad Mini 2 by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover most Swedes use Type F wall outlets. When you are visiting Sweden from a different region please ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Sweden

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Sweden?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Sweden.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Sweden?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Swedes use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Sweden using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Sweden.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Sweden?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Swedish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Swedish power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Swedish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Sweden 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