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

A page on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Finnish power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Finnish power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 4 in Finland. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when abroad.This page is a simple guide showing exactly how to power the iPad 4 when staying in Finland by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Finland from another country please make sure the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a Finnish destination like Helsinki we suggest referring to the Finnish Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Finland

Can you use the iPad 4 in Finland?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Finland.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Finland?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad 4 the best travel charger for Finland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Finns use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. 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 convenient for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters 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 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 going to Finland using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Finland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Finland?

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

A guide on how to power your iPad 4 from a Finnish power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from the Finnish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two round holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Finnish power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Finnish power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a Finnish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Finnish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Finnish power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the two pins sit along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the USB adapter 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. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Finnish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Finnish 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, 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, costing 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.