Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Monaco

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Monacan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter, charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type D power adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a two pin Type E power charger

Monacan power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're going abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when travelling to Monaco using their standard D, C, E or F type Monacan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Monegasques typically use Type D power outlets. Most power is different depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Monaco from another region ensure that your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Monaco

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Monaco?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Monaco.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel adapter for Monaco is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Monegasques use four different types of power outlets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Monaco we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Monaco using type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Monaco?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 using the Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug outlet (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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 Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air 2 using the Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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 Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using a Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go with a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power 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 Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Monacan power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Monacan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by two circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Monacan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Monaco entry on wikipedia
  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, £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £5-£10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, costs £10-£15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.