How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Ireland

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 2 with an Irish power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

Irish power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. When visiting Ireland the following instructions show powering your iPad 2 using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Irish will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Ireland from a different region make sure that your iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Ireland

Can the iPad 2 be used in Ireland?

You can connect the iPad 2 to an Irish power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Ireland?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Ireland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ireland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ireland.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ireland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Ireland?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Irish power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with an Irish power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using an Irish power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots containing shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Irish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Irish Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at under C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, C$10-C$15.
  6. 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.