How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Monaco

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 from a Monacan power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type D USB adapter and powering the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type E USB plug

Monacan power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your important electrical devices when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions will show exactly how to power the iPad 2 when you're in Monaco by using the standard Type D, C, E or F 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type D wall outlets will be normally used by most Monacans. When you are visiting Monaco from a different country ensure the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Monaco

Can the iPad 2 be used in Monaco?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Monacan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Monaco?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best international travel charger for Monaco is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Monacans use (types D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Monaco. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Monaco and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Monaco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Monaco?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Monacan power outlet with an Apple 30-pin connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad 2 from the Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already supplied with the iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Monacan power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Monacan power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. The recessed round wall supply, also called the Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 from a Monacan power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using the Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Monacan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Monaco
  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 at between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).