How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Estonia

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Estonian power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F power adapter.

Estonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 in Estonia. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Estonia by using their Type F or C Estonian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Estonia from another country please double check your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Estonia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Estonia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Estonian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Estonia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Estonians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Estonian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

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 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 visiting Estonia.
  • 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 almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Estonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Estonia?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Estonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Estonian power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Estonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to five and a half hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Estonian 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 4 from an Estonian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type F Schuko power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with an Estonian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 using an Estonian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Estonian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 300 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Estonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Estonian wikipedia page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, 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 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 $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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).