Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Andorra

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with an Andorran power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Andorran power outlet

If packing for a trip to Andorra it is useful to know if you can use your indispensable devices when you arrive. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Andorra you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 . When you are visiting Andorra this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini 2 using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Andorrans will normally use Type F plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Andorra from another region please double check the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying in a tourist destination such as Andorra la Vella or Andorra la Vella please refer to the Andorran country wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Andorra

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Andorra?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Andorra.

Andorra

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Andorra?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Andorra to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Andorrans use two different types of power 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 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature 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 foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Andorra.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Andorra. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Andorra?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with an Andorran power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Andorran power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Andorran power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with an Andorran power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from an Andorran power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Andorran power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Andorran country wikipedia page
  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, 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 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 (£10-£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, costing around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).