How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Ukraine

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C power adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are staying abroad.When you're going to Ukraine the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini 4 using their Type F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Ukraine from a different region check your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that 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 intend to stay at a Ukrainian destination like Kiev or Kharkiv we suggest referring to the Ukraine Wikipedia web page [1] for further 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 Ukraine

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Ukraine?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Ukraine.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel power adapter for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Ukrainians use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ukraine 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and 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 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 Ukraine.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Ukraine?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using a Ukrainian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically already included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the 2 round holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Ukrainian 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 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins sit along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukraine Wikipedia web page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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