Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Romania

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to power your iPad with a Romanian power outlet and charging the iPad using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Romanian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad in Romania. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you're staying abroad.When you are visiting Romania this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover power sockets differ 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 visiting Romania from another region ensure that your iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay in a place like Bucharest or Cluj-Napoca please refer to the Romania Wikipedia page [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 are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Romania

Can the iPad be used in Romania?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Romanian power outlet.

Romania

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Romania?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Romania is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Romania (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Romanian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Romania we suggest buying this type of versatile 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 Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Romania 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Romania using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 Romania. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Romania?

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to power your iPad with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad from a Romanian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad).
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Romanian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Romanian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad from a Romanian power outlet by using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using the Romanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Romanian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into 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 Romanian 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 around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Romania Wikipedia 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, 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, priced at 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 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.