How to charge the iPad 2 in Sweden

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

Swedish power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPad 2 when they are travelling abroad.If you're going to travel to Sweden these useful instructions show powering your iPad 2 using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note that Type F plug outlets are used by most Swedes. When you are visiting Sweden from a different country check that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter 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 Sweden

Can the iPad 2 be used in Sweden?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Sweden.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Sweden?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Sweden is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Sweden (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 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 supplied heads. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. 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, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Sweden.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Sweden?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Swedish power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Swedish power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Swedish power outlet you will need 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 power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Swedish power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Swedish power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 from a Swedish power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB power charger 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 Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Swedish page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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