How to charge the iPad when staying in Denmark

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad from a Danish power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type K power adapter.

Danish power outlet

If you are organizing to travel to Denmark it is helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you reach your destination. But, without knowing which plug socket is used in Denmark you may bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad when you are travelling to Denmark by using the standard type K Danish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type K power outlets are used by most Danes. When you are visiting Denmark from a different country check your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Denmark

Can the iPad be used in Denmark?

You can connect the iPad to a Danish power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Denmark?

The best power adapter for Denmark is a Type K USB charger [4] which is suitable for powering your iPad.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Denmark?

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad from a Danish power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad from a Danish power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Danish power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Danish power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 3 holes in an upside-down triangle configuration and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Danish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad from a Danish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark - wikipedia.org page about Denmark
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  4. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music