Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Andorra

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with an Andorran power outlet and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Andorran power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Andorra this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard F or C type Andorran 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Andorrans. If you are visiting Andorra from another country ensure your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Andorra

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Andorra?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Andorra by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Andorra?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Andorrans use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Andorra and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Andorra using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Andorra?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 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] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Andorran power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from an Andorran power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Andorran power outlet. This sunken round power supply, sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - Andorra Wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters