Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Sweden

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Swedish power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and powering an iPad Air 2 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Swedish power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when going to Sweden using the standard Type F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Swedes will use the Type F plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Sweden from a different country please check the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Sweden

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Sweden?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Swedish power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Sweden?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 the best international travel adapter for Sweden is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Swedes use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sweden 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Sweden.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Sweden?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Swedish power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Swedish power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 using a Swedish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Swedish 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 Air 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Swedish power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 using the Swedish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Swedish power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins slide into along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Swedish country wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters