How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Hungary

Instructions on how to power your iPad 4 from a Hungarian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and charging the iPad 4 using a Type F power adapter.

Hungarian power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you're in Hungary.These instructions shows you exactly how to charge your iPad 4 when you're visiting Hungary by using their F or C type Hungarian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Hungary from another region please ensure your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device 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 whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Hungary

Can the iPad 4 be used in Hungary?

You can use the iPad 4 in Hungary by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Hungary?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Hungarians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Hungary using 3 pin 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Hungary?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Hungarian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad 4).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Hungarian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Hungarian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Hungarian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Hungarian entry on wikipedia.org
  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, around £10.
  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, £10-£15.
  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, priced £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.