How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Hungary

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Hungarian power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger and recharging the iPad 3 using a Type F power charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially for the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 3 in Hungary by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If visiting Hungary from a different region check your iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Hungary

Can the iPad 3 be used in Hungary?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Hungarian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Hungary?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel power adapter for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Hungary (types F and C) and using a power charger like 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 switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, 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 counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Hungary using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Hungary?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Hungarian power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Hungarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPad 3).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Hungarian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Hungarian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable and a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Hungarian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Hungarian power outlet. The recessed circular power outlet can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm next to each other where the two pins sit along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Hungarian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced £10-£15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing 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 under £15.