How to charge the iPad Air in Andorra

A guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air with an Andorran power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering the iPad Air using a Type F power plug.

Andorran power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPad Air when staying in Andorra by using the standard types F or C Andorran 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Andorrans use Type F sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Andorra from a different country check your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in an Andorran destination like Andorra la Vella or Les Escaldes we suggest referring to the Andorran Wikipedia page [1] for further details on travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Andorra

Can the iPad Air be used in Andorra?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Andorra.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Andorra?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Andorra is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Andorra (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

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 Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Andorra.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Andorra?

Charging the iPad Air from an Andorran power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air with an Andorran power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Andorran power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from an Andorran power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Air from an Andorran power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using an Andorran power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from an Andorran power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Andorran 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, 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, priced at 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, C$15-C$20.