How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Andorra

Instructions on how to power your iPad Air 2 from an Andorran power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko power plug.

Andorran power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Andorra it's helpful to know if you can charge any electronics when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is used in Andorra you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPad Air 2 when going to Andorra.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when you're in Andorra by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type F wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Andorrans. If travelling to Andorra from another country please make sure that your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning on taking a trip to destinations such as Andorra la Vella or Arinsal read the wikipedia.org entry about Andorra [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Andorra

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Andorra?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Andorra by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Andorra?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for Andorra is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Andorrans use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Andorra. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below 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 Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Andorra and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Andorra 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 practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Andorra?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Andorran power outlet

Instructions on how to power your iPad Air 2 from an Andorran power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Andorran power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Andorran 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 Air 2 is charging which should take around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Andorran power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Andorran power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using an Andorran power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Andorran power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Andorra
  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 price 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, 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, costs under C$20.