How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Moldova

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter and powering the iPad 2 using a Type F USB adapter.

Moldovan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 2 . This page was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad 2 abroad.These simple instructions tells you what you'll need to charge the iPad 2 when travelling to Moldova by using the F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Moldova from another country please double check your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Moldova

Can the iPad 2 be used in Moldova?

You can use the iPad 2 in Moldova by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Moldova?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Moldova to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Moldovans use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Moldova we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below 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 Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Moldova using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Moldova?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using a Moldovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally supplied with the iPad 2.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 2 from a Moldovan power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 from the Moldovan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins go and two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Moldova 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost £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 £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.