How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Austria

A page on how to power your iPad 3 with an Austrian power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger and recharging the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

Austrian power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Austria it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge any indispensable gadgets such as cell phones and laptops that you are bringing along with you. However without knowing which plug socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 3 . These guidelines were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPad 3 when they are visiting Austria.If you're visiting Austria these useful instructions show charging your iPad 3 by using the standard types F or C Austrian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Austrians. When you are visiting Austria from another region please ensure that the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Austria

Can the iPad 3 be used in Austria?

You can connect the iPad 3 to an Austrian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Austria?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad 3 the best travel charger for Austria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Austrians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Austrian trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Austria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Austrian power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger to power your iPad 3 from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad 3 from the Austrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Austrian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Austrian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from an Austrian power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin connector and a Type F USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Austrian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from an Austrian power outlet

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, priced 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, priced at 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, costing 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.