How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Ireland

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with an Irish power outlet.

Irish power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has useful instructions showing you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Ireland by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Irish using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Ireland from a different country ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Ireland

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Ireland?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Irish power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Ireland?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel charger for Ireland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ireland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ireland using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ireland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Ireland?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from an Irish power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using an Irish power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging taking roughly one to five and a half hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ireland Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).