How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Monaco

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Monacan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E USB adapter, powering the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type D USB charger

Monacan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. When you're travelling to Monaco this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 by using the D, C, E or F type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Monegasques will use Type D plug outlets. When you are visiting Monaco from another country please check that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Monaco

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Monaco?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Monaco by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Monaco is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Monegasques use four different standards of wall outlets (D, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Monaco and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Monaco using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers almost 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Monaco?

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

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-five and a half hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-five and a half hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Monacan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between one to five and a half hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 300 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Monaco Wikipedia web 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, estimated price 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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  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 $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).