Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Greece

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 from a Greek power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Greek power outlet

If packing for a holiday to Greece it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use any common electrical devices like cell phones or tablets when you get there. By not knowing which power supply is used in Greece you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad 4 abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Greece the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 4 by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F plug outlets will be used by a majority of Greeks. If you are travelling to Greece from a different region please check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Greece

Can the iPad 4 be used in Greece?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Greek power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Greece?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 4 then the best travel adapter for Greece is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Greece (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greece and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Greece using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Greece. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Greece?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Greek power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 from a Greek power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from a Greek power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Greek power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Greek power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Greek power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 using the Greek power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Greek power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  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 charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Greek power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Greece
  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, costing 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, costing 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, under C$20.