Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Greece

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Greek power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Greek power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets that you are bringing with you. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you are visiting abroad.When you are travelling to Greece the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 4 by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find most Greeks typically use the Type F plug outlets. You will discover that power changes regionally therefore please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When visiting Greece from another region ensure your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Greece

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Greece?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Greek power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Greece?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel power adapter for Greece is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Greeks use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Greece we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greece and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Greece.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Greece. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Greece?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Greek power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Greek power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Greek 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 4 from a Greek power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Greek power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Greek power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Greek power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Greek power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greek country Wiki 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 (£10-£15 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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).