Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Lithuania

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 3 with a Lithuanian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Lithuanian power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 3 in Lithuania. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you're in travelling to Lithuania.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 3 when you are in Lithuania by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of destinations. When you are travelling to Lithuania from another country double check the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Lithuania

Can the iPad 3 be used in Lithuania?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Lithuania.

Lithuania

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Lithuania?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Lithuania to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Lithuanians use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Lithuania we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lithuania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lithuania 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Lithuania.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Lithuania. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Lithuania?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Lithuanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Lithuanian 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 usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 3).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Lithuanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Lithuanian power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Lithuanian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Lithuanian power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Lithuanian 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 typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Lithuanian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Lithuanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Lithuanian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lithuanian country entry on wikipedia
  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 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, estimated cost 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, priced at 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.