Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Belarus

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Belarus power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Belarus power outlet

Different voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're going abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Belarus by using their standard F or C type Belarus 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power sockets page for a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to Belarus from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure 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 charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Belarus

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Belarus?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Belarus power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Belarus is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belarusians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Belarus we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Belarus using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Belarus?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Belarus power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 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 2 from a Belarus power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Belarus power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Belarus power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Belarus power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Belarus entry on wikipedia
  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, between $5 to $10.
  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.
  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.
  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.