How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Ukraine

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Ukrainian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad 3 using a Type F power charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPad 3 when going to Ukraine.If you are visiting Ukraine this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad 3 using their Type F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Ukraine from another country please make sure your iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Ukraine

Can you use the iPad 3 in Ukraine?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Ukraine by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Ukraine?

When travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best travel charger for Ukraine is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Ukrainians use (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Ukrainian trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting 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 travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ukraine 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Ukraine?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Ukrainian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 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], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Ukrainian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Ukrainian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from a Ukrainian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into, plus a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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