How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Slovakia

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Slovak power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Slovak power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. The following useful guide shows exactly how to power your iPad 4 when you're travelling to Slovakia by using the E or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Slovakia from another country please ensure your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Slovakia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Slovakia?

You can use the iPad 4 in Slovakia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Slovakia?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Slovakia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovaks use two different standards of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Slovak trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Slovakia we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Slovakia.
  • 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. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Slovakia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Slovak power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPad 4 from a Slovak power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Slovak power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Slovak power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Slovak power outlet

A guide showing how to power your iPad 4 with a Slovak power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from a Slovak power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes plus a single long metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Slovak power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Slovakia
  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, costing under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, costs under 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, C$15-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.