How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Slovakia

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Slovak power outlet and powering the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Slovak power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad 3 in Slovakia. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPad 3 abroad.These instructions will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 3 when you're visiting Slovakia by using the standard types E or C Slovak 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power connections list for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Slovakia from a different country check your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. If you are planning on visiting a city such as Bratislava we also recommend reading the Slovak country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Slovakia

Can the iPad 3 be used in Slovakia?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Slovak power outlet.

Slovakia

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel power adapter for Slovakia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Slovakia (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, 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 travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Slovakia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Slovakia 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Slovakia?

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

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Slovak power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 using the Slovak power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] 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 C USB power adapter in the Slovak power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power 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. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Slovak power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Slovak power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Slovak power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Slovak power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord 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. Switch on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Slovak country entry 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, estimated cost 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, costs C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, 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 at C$15-C$20.