Charging the iPad Air in Moldova

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Air from a Moldovan power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger and recharging the iPad Air using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Moldovan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Air in Moldova. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad Air abroad.If you're travelling to Moldova this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Air by using the Type F or C Moldovan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Moldova from a different region make sure the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Moldova

Can you use the iPad Air in Moldova?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Moldova?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Moldova to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Moldova (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Moldova.
  • 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 and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Moldova?

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

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Air from a Moldovan power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air using a Moldovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Moldovan power outlet. The plug supply is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  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 tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Air from a Moldovan power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from the Moldovan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Moldovan power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the Schuko plug, can be identified by two holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  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 charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Moldova
  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, 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, £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.