Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Finland

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air with a Finnish power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter and how to power the iPad Air using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Finnish power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad Air in Finland. If you are visiting Finland the following useful instructions show powering the iPad Air using the Type F or C Finnish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Finland from a different region please double check your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Finland

Can the iPad Air be used in Finland?

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

Finland

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Finland?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Finland is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Finland (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Finnish trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 going to Finland.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Finland. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Finland?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air with a Finnish power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air from a Finnish power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Finnish 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 Finnish power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPad Air from a Finnish power outlet with a Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Finnish power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Finnish power outlet. The circular power supply can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Turn on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Finnish power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Finland
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).