How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Finland

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Finnish power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type F USB charger.

Finnish power outlet

Different standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 abroad.This page has instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 3 when visiting Finland using their Type F or C Finnish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover most power sockets will change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different regions. If you are visiting Finland from a different country make sure the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a place like Helsinki please refer to the Finnish entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Finland

Can you use the iPad 3 in Finland?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Finland by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Finland?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Finland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Finns use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Finland we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel 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 Finland

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Finland using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Finland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Finland?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Finnish power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Finnish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using a Finnish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Finnish power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Finnish power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Finnish power outlet

A guide showing how to power your iPad 3 with a Finnish power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from the Finnish power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Finnish power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Finnish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Finnish entry on wikipedia.org
  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, C$15-C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, C$10-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, costs 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, under C$20.