How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Armenia

Instructions on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from an Armenian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Armenian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPad Mini 4 when going to Armenia.If you are visiting Armenia this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Armenia from a different country please ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Armenia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Armenia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Armenia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel charger for Armenia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Armenians use (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Armenia 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Armenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Armenia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Armenian power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from an Armenian power outlet using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Armenian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging which typically takes roughly one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Armenian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from an Armenian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 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 cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Armenia Wiki page
  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, around $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, between $15 to $20.