How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Ireland

How to connect an Irish power outlet to the iPad 4

Irish power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 4 in Ireland. These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their iPad 4 when they're going to Ireland.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 4 when you are in Ireland using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type Irish wall outlet, with the Irish using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Ireland from a different country make sure that the iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Ireland

Can the iPad 4 be used in Ireland?

You can use the iPad 4 in Ireland by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Ireland?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Ireland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Ireland using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ireland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Ireland?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Irish power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from an Irish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 using an Irish power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Irish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ireland 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, costs under C$15.
  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, estimated cost under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.