Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Ukraine

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air with a Ukrainian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Air using a double pin Type F USB charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Air when you're visiting Ukraine using the standard F or C type Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Ukraine from another region ensure that your iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Air is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Ukraine

Can the iPad Air be used in Ukraine?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air the best travel charger for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Ukraine (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ukraine and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor 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.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Ukraine?

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Ukrainian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Ukrainian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from the Ukrainian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Air).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukrainian Wikipedia web 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