Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Greece

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Greek power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Greek power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 in Greece using their standard F or C type Greek 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Greeks. When travelling to Greece from a different country please double check the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay somewhere such as Athens or Thessaloniki read the Greek Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Greece

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Greece?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Greek power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Greece?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Greece to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Greeks use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Greek trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of 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, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Greece.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Greece. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Greece?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Greek power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Greek power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Greek power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Greek power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Greek power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Greek power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Greek power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Greek power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by the two large adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Greek 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 recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Greek power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greek Wikipedia web 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, costs C$15-C$20.
  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, costs under C$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, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.