How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Armenia

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Armenian power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Armenian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini 2 in Armenia. This page is a guide which shows what you'll need to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you are in Armenia by using the standard types F or C Armenian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Armenia from another region please make sure the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Armenia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Armenia?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Armenian power outlet.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Armenia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Armenia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Armenia?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 from the Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Armenian power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Armenian power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from an Armenian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using an Armenian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Armenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Armenian 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, under $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. 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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  8. 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.