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

A guide on how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a North Korean power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type A power charger, how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger

North Korean power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 in North Korea. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when North Korea.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in North Korea by using the F, A or C type 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When travelling to North Korea from another country please make sure that your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that 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 overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in North Korea

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in North Korea?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a North Korean power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for North Korea is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that North Koreans use (types F, A and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for North Korea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 going to North Korea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 North Korea. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in North Korea?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a North Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a North Korean power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 2 using a North Korean power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the North Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a North Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a North Korean power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 2 using a North Korean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round 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 mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the North Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a North Korean 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 2 from a North Korean power outlet

Instructions on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a North Korean power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the North Korean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the North Korean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes and two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the North Korean 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 between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a North Korean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - North Korea Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (£1-£2 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).