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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Finnish power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Finnish power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting 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 4 in Finland. This page has instructions showing you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Finland using their Type F or C Finnish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Finland from another region please ensure that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to visit a Finnish destination like Helsinki or Espoo refer to the Finnish Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Finland

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Finland?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Finland by using the correct power convertor.

Finland

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel charger for Finland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Finns use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Finland. Only needing to pack a single international travel charger will help 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 as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 going to Finland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 practically 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 Finland. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Finland?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Finnish power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Finnish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Finnish power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Finnish power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Finnish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Finnish power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Finnish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Finnish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Finnish 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, costs under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  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).