Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Andorra

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 with an Andorran power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger and charging the iPad 2 using a Type F power adapter.

Andorran power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you're travelling abroad.If staying in Andorra the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad 2 by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Andorrans will use the Type F plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Andorra from another country please double check the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on taking a trip to destinations like Andorra la Vella or Les Escaldes please refer to the Andorran Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Andorra

Can the iPad 2 be used in Andorra?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to an Andorran power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad 2 the best international travel adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Andorrans use two different standards of wall 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 to 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 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel 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 different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Andorra using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Andorra?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Andorran power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to power the iPad 2 with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using an Andorran power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Andorran 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, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Andorran power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 with an Andorran power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using the Andorran power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - Andorran Wikipedia web page
  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