Charging the iPad Air when planning a trip to Hungary

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Hungarian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPad Air using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad Air . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad Air when staying abroad.When you're visiting Hungary these instructions show powering the iPad Air by using their standard F or C type Hungarian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Hungary from a different country please double check the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Hungary

Can you use the iPad Air in Hungary?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best international travel adapter for Hungary is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Hungary (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. 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 sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hungary 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Hungary.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Hungary?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Hungarian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Air from the Hungarian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Hungarian 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 Hungarian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air with a Hungarian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air using the Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Air.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Hungarian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Hungary Wiki 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, costs 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, 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 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 under C$20.