Charging the iPad from a power outlet in Hungary

A page showing how to recharge the iPad from a Hungarian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger and recharging the iPad using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. If planning a holiday to Hungary the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Hungary from another country check that the iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Budapest we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Hungary [1] for more indepth information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Hungary

Can you use the iPad in Hungary?

You can use the iPad in Hungary.

Hungary

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Hungary?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad then the best international travel adapter for Hungary is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Hungarians use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. 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 phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Hungary using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Hungary?

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPad from a Hungarian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad from a Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Hungarian power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Hungarian power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPad from a Hungarian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a Hungarian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Hungarian power outlet. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org 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, 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, 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, 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, costs C$15-C$20.