Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Austria

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad from an Austrian power outlet and charging the iPad using a two pin Type F power charger.

Austrian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you're in staying in Austria.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad when you're travelling to Austria using their standard F or C type Austrian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Austrians will use Type F plugs in their wall outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When visiting Austria from another country ensure your iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Vienna we also suggest reading the wikipedia page about Austria [1] for further information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Austria

Can you use the iPad in Austria?

You can use the iPad in Austria.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Austria?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad then the best travel charger for Austria is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Austrians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Austria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Austria 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Austria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from an Austrian power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to power the iPad with an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad from an Austrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Austrian power outlet. The plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from an Austrian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from an Austrian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad with an Austrian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from an Austrian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad.
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Austrian power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power 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 Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from an Austrian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Austria
  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 price between $10 to $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, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.