How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Austria

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with an Austrian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger and powering the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

Austrian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when going abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPad 2 when you are travelling to Austria by using the standard types F or C Austrian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F power outlets are used by most Austrians. Most power supplies differ regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Austria from another country please ensure that the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Austria

Can the iPad 2 be used in Austria?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Austria?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Austria is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Austrians 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 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

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 via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Austria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Austria?

Powering the iPad 2 with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with an Austrian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Austrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Austrian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A page on how to power your iPad 2 from an Austrian power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 using an Austrian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Austrian power outlet. This sunken round wall supply (called a Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org 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 cost around $10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around $5.
  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, estimated cost 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 price between $15 to $20.