Charging the iPad Air when planning a trip to Slovakia

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Slovak power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPad Air using a Type E USB plug.

Slovak power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad Air when staying in Slovakia.When you are travelling to Slovakia the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad Air by using their standard E or C type Slovak 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Slovakia from a different country please check that your iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Slovakia

Can you use the iPad Air in Slovakia?

You can use the iPad Air in Slovakia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Slovakia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best international travel adapter for Slovakia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Slovakia (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Slovak trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Slovakia using 3 pin type B 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Slovakia?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Slovak power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air using the Slovak power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger to recharge your iPad Air with a Slovak power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air using the Slovak power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Air.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Slovak power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Slovak power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Slovakia 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, priced C$15-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, 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, 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, C$15-C$20.