Charging the iPad 3 when visiting Estonia

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with an Estonian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger and recharging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Estonian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 abroad.The following instructions will show you what you'll need to power the iPad 3 when you're visiting Estonia by using their Type F or C Estonian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power supplies are different depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list for a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Estonia from a different region please ensure your iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Estonia

Can you use the iPad 3 in Estonia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to an Estonian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Estonia?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Estonia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Estonians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

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 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Estonia 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Estonia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Estonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Estonia?

Charging the iPad 3 from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with an Estonian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 from an Estonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Estonian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger 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 Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with an Estonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 from an Estonian power outlet by using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 from the Estonian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Estonian power outlet. The sunken round power outlet can be identified by the two round adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter 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 Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with an Estonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Estonia
  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, costing between $5 to $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, 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, 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, costs between $15 to $20.