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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Romanian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Romanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when Romania.When visiting Romania this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 using their Type F or C Romanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Romania from another country please ensure that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Romania

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Romania?

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

Romania

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Romania?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Romania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Romanians use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Romania 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 going to Romania.
  • 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Romania. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Romania?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Romanian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 4 from the Romanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Romanian power outlet. This unearthed power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Romanian 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 recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Romanian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Romanian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Romanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Romanian 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 charging taking between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Romania
  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, estimated cost 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 $15 to $20 USD (under £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 at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).