Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Cyprus

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the iPad Mini 2

Cypriot power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.The following guide tells you how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you are visiting Cyprus using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Cypriot power outlet, with the Cypriots using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Cyprus from another country make sure the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device 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 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 Cyprus

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Cyprus?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Cyprus.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Cyprus?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 supports 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 more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cyprus 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Cyprus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 Cyprus. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Cypriot power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Cypriot power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Cypriot power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable when you buy your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB 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 Cypriot 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 which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - web page about Cyprus
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - 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, costs 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20.