Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Andorra

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with an Andorran power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Andorran power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when staying abroad.When you're visiting Andorra these instructions show powering the iPad 4 by using their standard Type F or C Andorran 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Andorrans. When visiting Andorra from a different country please check the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Andorra

Can you use the iPad 4 in Andorra?

You can use the iPad 4 in Andorra by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Andorra?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 4 then the best international travel adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Andorrans use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Andorran trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Andorra we suggest buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Andorra 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Andorra 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Andorra?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Andorran power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with an Andorran power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Andorran 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 supply the cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Andorran power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Andorran power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from an Andorran power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Andorran power outlet

See also

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