Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Netherlands

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Dutch power outlet and how to charge the iPad 2 using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Dutch power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 abroad.This page contains a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 2 when visiting Netherlands using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Dutch will normally use Type F plugs in their wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Netherlands from a different region ensure your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Netherlands

Can you use the iPad 2 in Netherlands?

You can use the iPad 2 in Netherlands.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Netherlands?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 2 the best international travel adapter for Netherlands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Dutch use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. 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 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Netherlands we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Netherlands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Netherlands?

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

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Dutch power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Dutch power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPad 2 from a Dutch power outlet with the Apple 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad 2 using the Dutch power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPad 2.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Dutch power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Dutch Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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