Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Moldova

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to power your iPad 4 with a Moldovan power outlet and charging the iPad 4 using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Moldovan power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page contains useful instructions which shows what you'll need to power your iPad 4 in Moldova by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power changes from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Moldova from another country double check the iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Moldova

Can the iPad 4 be used in Moldova?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Moldova?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 4 the best international travel adapter for Moldova to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Moldova (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Moldova we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Moldova 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Moldova using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Moldova?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Moldovan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad 4).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Moldovan 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 Moldovan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from the Moldovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Moldovan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Moldovan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Moldovan 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, estimated price £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, estimated price under £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, costing £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.