Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Belarus

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Belarus power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F Schuko power plug.

Belarus power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 in Belarus. When planning a trip to Belarus the following instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using the Type F or C Belarus 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Belarus from a different country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Belarus

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Belarus?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Belarus.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Belarus?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best travel charger for Belarus is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Belarus (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belarus 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Belarus.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Belarus?

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Belarus power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from a Belarus power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Belarus power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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 4 from a Belarus power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Belarus power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Belarus power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Belarus power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which should take between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Belarus power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Belarus
  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, priced 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, priced around $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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.