How to charge the iPad 3 when visiting Moldova

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Moldovan power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type F power charger.

Moldovan power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPad 3 when staying in Moldova by using their types F or C Moldovan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Moldova from a different country please ensure that your iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Moldova

Can the iPad 3 be used in Moldova?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Moldova.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Moldova?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 the best travel power adapter for Moldova is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Moldovans use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Moldova and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Moldova using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Moldova?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Moldovan power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Moldovan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Moldovan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPad 3 from a Moldovan power outlet using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Moldovan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Moldovan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Moldova page on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced under 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 price 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 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, C$15-C$20.