How to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Slovakia

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Slovak power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E power charger.

Slovak power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 in Slovakia. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Slovakia by using their Type E or C Slovak 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Slovakia from another country please check that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Slovakia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Slovakia?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Slovakia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Slovakia?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Slovakia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovaks use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) 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 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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 2, 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 unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Slovakia.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Slovakia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Slovakia?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Slovak power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Slovak power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one 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 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Slovak power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from the Slovak power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Slovak country page on Wikipedia
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).