How to charge the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Netherlands

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Dutch power outlet and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Type F power adapter.

Dutch power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Air 2 when going to Netherlands.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when you are travelling to Netherlands by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type F wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Dutch. When you are travelling to Netherlands from another region please ensure that the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Netherlands

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Netherlands?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Dutch power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Netherlands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Netherlands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Dutch use (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Netherlands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Netherlands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Netherlands.
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Netherlands?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Dutch power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from a Dutch power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Dutch power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Dutch power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using a Dutch power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Wikipedia web page about Netherlands
  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, estimated price £15-£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, estimated price around £4.
  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, costs around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.