Charging the iPad when staying in Monaco

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad from a Monacan power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger, recharging the iPad using a three pinned Type D power charger and charging the iPad using a two pin Type E power plug

Monacan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad . These instructions have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their iPad when they are going to Monaco.This page has useful instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad when you're visiting Monaco by using their types D, C, E or F 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type D wall outlets are used by a majority of Monegasques. When travelling to Monaco from a different region ensure that the iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on staying at a destination like Monte Carlo or La Condamine read the Monaco country page on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Monaco

Can you use the iPad in Monaco?

You can connect the iPad to a Monacan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Monaco?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Monaco is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Monacans use four different types of power outlets (D, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this will ensure 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 Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Monacan trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Monaco.
  • 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Monaco?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Monacan power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad from a Monacan power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad using the Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPad by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Monacan 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 should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Monacan power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type D USB charger to recharge the iPad from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad from a Monacan power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPad).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (called the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand 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.
Powering the iPad with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Monacan power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E USB charger to power the iPad with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using the Monacan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Monacan power outlet. The circular plug supply (sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Monacan power outlet

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F USB charger to recharge the iPad from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad using a Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. The recessed round power outlet can be identified by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand 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.
Powering the iPad with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Monaco country page 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 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, £5-£10.
  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, priced at £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, around £5.
  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, estimated cost £10-£15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.