Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Hungary

Instructions showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Hungarian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Hungarian power outlet

Different voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPad Air 2 when staying in Hungary.This page is a step by step guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge your iPad Air 2 when you are in Hungary using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power is different from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Hungary from a different country please check the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Hungary

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Hungary?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Hungary by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Hungary?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Hungarians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Hungarian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Hungary.
  • 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 gives almost the same functionality 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Hungary?

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

Instructions showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Hungarian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from a Hungarian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Hungarian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Hungarian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Hungarian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air 2 using the Hungarian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Hungary
  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, estimated cost 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, 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, estimated cost under C$20.