How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Denmark

How to connect a Danish power outlet to the iPad Air

Danish power outlet

If packing for a holiday it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you reach your destination. However without knowing which power socket is used in Denmark you may bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Air in Denmark. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power the iPad Air when going to Denmark.This page contains a step by step guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air when you're visiting Denmark by using the standard type K Danish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type K plug outlets are used by most Danes. When you are visiting Denmark from a different region make sure that the iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting tourist destinations such as Copenhagen or Ostrava refer to the Danish Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Denmark

Can the iPad Air be used in Denmark?

You can use the iPad Air in Denmark.

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

The best power adapter for Denmark is a Type K USB charger [4] which will allow you to use your iPad Air.

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

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type K power charger to power your iPad Air from a Danish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using a Danish power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by three large holes forming a triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Danish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 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 Air from a Danish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark - Danish Wikipedia page
  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/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  4. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  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, £4-£5.