Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Argentina

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with an Argentinean power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type I power adapter.

Argentinean power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. This page contains useful instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Argentina using the types I or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Argentineans will use the Type I plug outlets. If you are visiting Argentina from another region please check the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it 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 transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying in a tourist destination such as Buenos Aires or Rosario please refer to the Argentina Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Argentina

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Argentina?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Argentinean power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Argentina?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Argentina is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Argentinians use two different standards of wall outlets (types I and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Argentinean trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Argentina.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Argentina.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Argentina?

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

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with an Argentinean power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 from an Argentinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Argentinean power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger 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 Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which should take between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from an Argentinean power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Argentinean power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type I power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Argentinean power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Argentinean power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three slots for the live, neutral and earth. Please note that the live and neutral pins are reversed compared to Chinese and Australian plug outlets therefore check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible in Argentina.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger 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 Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which should take between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentina Wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated cost 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 between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, costs 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.