How to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Ireland

A step-by-step guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 from an Irish power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

Irish power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Mini 2 abroad.When you are visiting Ireland these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Irish will use a 13 amp plug for charging. Most power sources vary regionally so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. When you are visiting Ireland from a different region please ensure your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Ireland

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Ireland?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Ireland by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Ireland?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel power adapter for Ireland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Ireland.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 Ireland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Ireland?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Irish power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 from an Irish power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using an Irish power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Irish power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from an Irish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Irish country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing under C$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, costs under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.