How to charge the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Ukraine

A guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet using a 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger and recharging the iPad 2 using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are staying in Ukraine this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 using the standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power will vary from country to country so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to Ukraine from a different country make sure the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend on staying in a city such as Kiev please read the Wikipedia page about Ukraine [1] for more details prior to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Ukraine

Can you use the iPad 2 in Ukraine?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Ukraine.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Ukraine?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Ukraine is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ukrainians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Ukrainian trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors 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 can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ukraine 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Ukraine using 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Ukraine?

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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPad 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using a Ukrainian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Ukrainian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from the Ukrainian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins go and two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Wikipedia page about Ukraine
  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