Charging an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Moldova

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Moldovan power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger and powering an iPad Air 2 using a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

Moldovan power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Air 2 when they are travelling to Moldova.This page has useful instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when you're visiting Moldova using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Moldova from a different country ensure that your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Moldova

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Moldova?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Moldovan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Moldova?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel charger for Moldova to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Moldovans use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Moldova we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Moldova 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Moldova.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Moldova?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Air 2 using the Moldovan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan 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 which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Moldovan power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a Moldovan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Moldovan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two large circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Moldovan Wikipedia web 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, estimated cost £5-£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 at £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.