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

A guide on how to power the iPad Mini 4 with an Austrian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Austrian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when Austria.When staying in Austria this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 using the standard types F or C Austrian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Austrians will normally use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. When travelling to Austria from another country please check that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Austria

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Austria?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Austrian power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Austria is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Austrians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Austria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Austria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Austrian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with an Austrian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from the Austrian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Austrian power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 using an Austrian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins slide into, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one to five and a half hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Austria Wikipedia 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, 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, 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, costing under $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.