How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Belarus

A page on how to power your iPad Mini from a Belarus power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger and recharging the iPad Mini using a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

Belarus power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPad Mini abroad.When visiting Belarus the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Belarus from a different country check your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay at a Belarus destination like Minsk please read the Belarus country Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Belarus

Can the iPad Mini be used in Belarus?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Belarus power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Belarus?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Belarus is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets in Belarus (types 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 included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Belarus or occupying additional power outlets. By 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. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when 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 this type of flexible travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below 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 Belarus

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belarus 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 Belarus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 Belarus. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Belarus?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini from the Belarus power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belarus power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Belarus 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 from a Belarus power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPad Mini from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini using a Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this USB cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  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. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Belarus power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Belarus 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  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, costing between $15 to $20.
  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, under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.