Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Cyprus

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the iPad 4

Cypriot power outlet

If you are planning a vacation to Cyprus it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your important electronics such as mobiles and laptops at your hotel. But by not knowing which power supply is being used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. When you are visiting Cyprus this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad 4 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You will discover power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Cyprus from a different country please make sure your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Cyprus

Can you use the iPad 4 in Cyprus?

You can use the iPad 4 in Cyprus.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 4 the best international travel adapter for Cyprus is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cyprus 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cyprus using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Cyprus?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad 4 using the Cypriot power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Cypriot power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter 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 Cypriot 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 charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - wikipedia.org web page about Cyprus
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters