How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Ukraine

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be confusing when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're travelling abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when you're travelling to Ukraine by using the standard Type F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Ukraine from a different country double check your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Ukraine

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Ukraine?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Ukrainian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Ukraine?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Ukraine is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ukrainians use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 2, however for those 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 necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ukraine 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Ukraine?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from the Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Ukrainian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 using a Ukrainian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Ukrainian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia 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, 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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 under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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).