Charging the iPad 4 in Netherlands

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Dutch power outlet and charging the iPad 4 using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Dutch power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 4 . This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you are visiting Netherlands.When you are going to Netherlands the following instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F power outlets will be typically used by most Dutch. You will find power sockets differ depending on which country you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Europe page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Netherlands from a different region please make sure that your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a Dutch destination such as Amsterdam or Rotterdam please read the Dutch Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Netherlands

Can you use the iPad 4 in Netherlands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Dutch power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Netherlands?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best travel adapter for Netherlands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Dutch use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Netherlands 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Netherlands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Netherlands?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Dutch power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 from a Dutch power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the iPad 4.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Dutch power outlet. This plug outlet is recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Dutch power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko power charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Dutch power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Dutch power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Dutch power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Dutch Wikipedia web 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, 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, priced at £10-£15.