Charging the iPad when staying in Estonia

A guide on how to charge the iPad from an Estonian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger and recharging the iPad using a Type F USB charger.

Estonian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad . These guidelines have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their iPad when they are going to Estonia.When you are going to travel to Estonia these useful instructions show how to power your iPad by using their types F or C Estonian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Estonia from another country check that the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Estonia

Can the iPad be used in Estonia?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Estonia.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Estonia?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad the best international travel charger for Estonia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Estonia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Estonia using 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Estonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Estonia?

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

A guide on how to charge the iPad from an Estonian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad from an Estonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you purchase your iPad).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with an Estonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPad from an Estonian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F power charger.

  1. To charge your iPad using the Estonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this plug outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad from an Estonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Estonian Wikipedia web 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs 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.