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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Hungarian power outlet and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 in Hungary. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.This guide shows how to power the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Hungary by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Hungary from another country please make sure that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Hungary

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Hungary?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Hungarian power outlet.

Hungary

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel charger for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Hungarians use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to 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 USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Hungarian trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below 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 Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via 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 covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Hungary.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Hungary?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 4 from the Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Hungarian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  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. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which takes around 60-300 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Hungarian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Hungarian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging taking roughly one to five and a half hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Hungary 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 (under £10 GBP / under 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, costing 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, estimated price under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).