How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Turkey

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Turkish power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Schuko Type F power plug.

Turkish power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPad Mini 4 when they're visiting abroad.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Turkey by using the standard types F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type F plug outlets are normally used by most Turks. When you are visiting Turkey from a different country check your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Turkey

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Turkey?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Turkey.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Turkey?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Turkey (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Turkey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Turkey?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 from the Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the mains USB 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 Turkish 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 tablet is powering up which takes roughly one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Turkish 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 Turkish power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 from the Turkish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkish power outlet. The sunken round power supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Turkish 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 tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Turkish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Turkey country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 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).