Charging an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Ukraine

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet and charging an iPad Air 2 using a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Different standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 . If you're visiting Ukraine the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Air 2 by using the types F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Ukraine from another region ensure the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Ukraine

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Ukraine?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Ukrainian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ukrainians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Ukrainian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Ukraine using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Ukraine?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to power an iPad Air 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 using the Ukrainian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type F power adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ukrainian power outlet. The circular plug supply can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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