How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Monaco

A guide on how to power your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad Mini using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a 2 pinned Type E power plug

Monacan power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your common gadgets like mobiles or laptop computers when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to purchase a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPad Mini when you are travelling to Monaco by using the standard Type D, C, E or F 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type D wall outlets will be normally used by most Monacans. When you are visiting Monaco from a different country make sure the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Monaco

Can you use the iPad Mini in Monaco?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Monaco by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini then the best travel charger for Monaco is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Monacans use (types D, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Monaco. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 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 travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Monaco 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Monaco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Monaco?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Monacan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. The plug outlet, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini with a Monacan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini from the Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Monacan 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 is recharging which should take around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to power your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using the Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This round power outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Monacan 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 is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Monacan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Monaco
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, priced at around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).