Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Netherlands

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 from a Dutch power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger and powering the iPad 3 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Dutch power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad 3 . This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPad 3 abroad.When you are staying in Netherlands these instructions show charging the iPad 3 using the F or C type Dutch 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Dutch. If travelling to Netherlands from a different country please make sure your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Amsterdam or Rotterdam please refer to the Netherlands country wikipedia page [1] for more details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Netherlands

Can you use the iPad 3 in Netherlands?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Dutch power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Netherlands?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Netherlands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Dutch use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Netherlands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Netherlands?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Dutch power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger to power the iPad 3 from a Dutch power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Dutch power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Dutch power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Dutch power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPad 3 from a Dutch power outlet by using a 30 pin connector and a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Dutch power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad 3.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Dutch power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Netherlands country 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing £15-£20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  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, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.