Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Ukraine

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini with a Ukrainian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad Mini using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when they're travelling abroad.When you're staying in Ukraine the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting Ukraine from another country ensure that your iPad Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Ukraine

Can you use the iPad Mini in Ukraine?

You can use the iPad Mini in Ukraine.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Ukraine?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini then the best travel adapter for Ukraine is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Ukrainians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Ukraine we suggest buying a flexible power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Ukraine using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Ukraine?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPad Mini with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Ukrainian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains 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. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Ukrainian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini from the Ukrainian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Ukraine
  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 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, costs 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).