How to charge the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Austria

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the iPad 4 with an Austrian power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a two pinned Type F power charger.

Austrian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 4 in Austria. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.If you are staying in Austria this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Austrians normally use the Type F plugs in their power outlets. Most power sources differ regionally so we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list of regions. If you are visiting Austria from a different country ensure that the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Austria

Can the iPad 4 be used in Austria?

You can use the iPad 4 in Austria by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Austria?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Austria is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Austrians use two different standards of plug sockets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Austrian trip. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Austria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Austria.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Austria?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad 4 from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Austrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Austrian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply can be identified by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power 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. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type F power charger to charge the iPad 4 from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Austrian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into 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. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria - wikipedia.org entry about Austria
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters