Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Austria

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air with an Austrian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPad Air using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Austrian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their iPad Air abroad.This useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when you're travelling to Austria by using their standard F or C type Austrian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are typically used by a majority of Austrians. You will discover that power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Austria from a different region ensure your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Austria

Can you use the iPad Air in Austria?

You can use the iPad Air in Austria.

Austria

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Austria?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air then the best travel power adapter for Austria is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Austria (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Austrian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Austria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Austrian power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air with an Austrian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air using the Austrian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Austrian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Austrian power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air from an Austrian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from an Austrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Austrian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Austrian power outlet

See also

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