Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Moldova

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Moldovan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Moldovan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can all lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These guidelines have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their iPad Mini 4 when they are going to Moldova.When you are going to travel to Moldova this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 by using their types F or C Moldovan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Moldova from another region make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Moldova

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Moldova?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Moldova.

Moldova

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Moldova to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Moldovans use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Moldovan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Moldova 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Moldova.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Moldova. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Moldova?

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Moldovan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using a Moldovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Moldovan 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 Moldovan power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type F USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the Moldovan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Moldovan power outlet. The round plug outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into 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. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which takes between 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Moldovan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Moldova
  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, costing 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, 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, priced at 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).