How to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Sweden

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Swedish power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger and powering the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

Swedish power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad 3 in Sweden. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you are travelling abroad.If you are staying in Sweden the following instructions show charging your iPad 3 using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type F plug outlets will be normally used by most Swedes. Power sources change regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Sweden from another country please make sure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Sweden

Can the iPad 3 be used in Sweden?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Swedish power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Sweden?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Swedes use two different standards of wall outlets (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 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 over. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Swedish trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend 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 countries with perfect reliably.

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 3, however for those also wishing 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 visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Sweden using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Sweden?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Swedish power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 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 with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power 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 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 tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Swedish power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Swedish power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad 3 from a Swedish power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 from the Swedish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. The sunken circular power supply (called a Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes along with two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Swedish 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 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