How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Albania

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini from an Albanian power outlet and charging the iPad Mini using a Type F power charger.

Albanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. If you are visiting Albania these useful instructions show charging your iPad Mini by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Albania from another country please ensure your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure 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 when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Albania

Can you use the iPad Mini in Albania?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Albania by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Albania?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best travel charger for Albania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Albania (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Albania 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Albania using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Albania?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini from an Albanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from an Albanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in 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. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Albanian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Albanian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini from an Albanian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini from the Albanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Albanian power outlet. This round wall outlet (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the power adapter 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. Switch on the Albanian 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 Mini is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Albanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albanian entry on wikipedia.org
  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