How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Romania

A page on how to power the iPad 3 with a Romanian power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPad 3 using a Type F USB adapter.

Romanian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. When you're staying in Romania this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad 3 using their Type F or C Romanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Romania from a different country make sure the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Romania

Can you use the iPad 3 in Romania?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Romania by using the correct power convertor.

Romania

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Romania?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 the best travel charger for Romania is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Romanians use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Romanian trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Romania and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America visiting Romania using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Romania. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Romania?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to power the iPad 3 with a Romanian power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using a Romanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally included with the iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Romanian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Romanian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin connector and a two pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from a Romanian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Romanian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Romania
  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 at 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, costing 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, under C$20.