How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Sweden

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to power your iPad 4 from a Swedish power outlet and charging the iPad 4 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Swedish power outlet

When packing for a vacation to Sweden it's helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any electrical devices such as cell phones and cameras when you arrive at your hotel. But without knowing which plug socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you are visiting Sweden this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 using their types F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Swedes normally use the Type F plug outlets. When visiting Sweden from another country please ensure your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Swedish destination such as Stockholm or Gothenburg refer to the Sweden country Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Sweden

Can the iPad 4 be used in Sweden?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Swedish power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Sweden?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Sweden is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Swedes use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Swedish trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

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 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sweden 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Sweden using 3 pinned type B US 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 America using type B plugs. This 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 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 Sweden.
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Sweden?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Swedish power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Swedish power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Swedish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Swedish power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Swedish power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Swedish power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally included with the iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called a Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn 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 charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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