How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Ukraine

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your iPad 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet and powering the iPad 4 using a Schuko Type F power plug.

Ukrainian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad 4 in Ukraine. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when going abroad.If you are staying in Ukraine these instructions show powering your iPad 4 using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Ukraine from a different country check your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Ukraine

Can the iPad 4 be used in Ukraine?

You can use the iPad 4 in Ukraine.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Ukraine?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ukrainians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Ukraine using 3 pinned 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Ukraine?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Ukrainian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Ukrainian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge the iPad 4 with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 4 from the Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 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 entry 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 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