Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Belarus

Instructions on how to power the iPad 4 with a Belarus power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

Belarus power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 4 . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.If you're visiting Belarus the following instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Belarus from another region ensure that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Belarus

Can the iPad 4 be used in Belarus?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Belarus power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Belarus?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Belarus is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belarusians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Belarus trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

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 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belarus and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Belarus using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Belarus?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Belarus power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPad 4 with a Belarus power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Belarus power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Belarus power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 4 with a Belarus power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using the Belarus power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Belarus power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet, also called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Belarus 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, estimated cost between $10 to $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 price between $15 to $20.
  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, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.