How to charge the iPad 4 when visiting Monaco

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger, recharging the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a two pin Type E USB charger

Monacan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad 4 in Monaco. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad 4 abroad.If you're travelling to Monaco this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your iPad 4 by using the Type D, C, E or F Monacan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type D wall outlets are used by a majority of Monegasques. If visiting Monaco from a different country please ensure that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Monaco

Can the iPad 4 be used in Monaco?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Monaco.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Monaco?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 4 the best international travel charger for Monaco is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of plug sockets in Monaco (D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Monaco 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Monaco using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Monaco?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power your iPad 4 with a Monacan power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the Monacan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from the Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad 4 with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 from a Monacan power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the iPad 4.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins plus a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type F Schuko power charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using a Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia 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, estimated cost around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 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, costs 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under 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, priced at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).