Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Ukraine

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad from a Ukrainian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power adapter and how to power the iPad using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Ukrainian power outlet

Different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPad when they are abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad when you are in Ukraine using the Type F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Ukraine from another region please double check the iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a Ukrainian city like Kiev or Kharkiv please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Ukraine [1] for more indepth information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Ukraine

Can the iPad be used in Ukraine?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Ukrainian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Ukraine?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad then the best travel charger for Ukraine is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ukrainians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Ukrainian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Ukraine?

Powering the iPad with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad from a Ukrainian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad using the Ukrainian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Ukrainian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to power the iPad from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad from a Ukrainian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Wikipedia.org entry about Ukraine
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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