How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Netherlands

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Dutch power outlet and charging the iPad Air using a Type F power adapter.

Dutch power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you are visiting abroad.When going to Netherlands this page has instructions showing how to power the iPad Air using their types F or C Dutch 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type F wall outlets will be normally used by most Dutch. Power sources vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to so please read our Wikiconnections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If you are travelling to Netherlands from a different country check that the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPad Air is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Netherlands

Can the iPad Air be used in Netherlands?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Dutch power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Netherlands?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air then the best travel charger for Netherlands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Dutch use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

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

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Dutch trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Netherlands using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Netherlands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Netherlands?

Powering the iPad Air with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Dutch power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Dutch power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Dutch power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Air with a Dutch power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air from the Dutch power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Dutch power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Dutch power outlet

See also

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