How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Poland

A page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Polish power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Polish power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad 2 in Poland. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 2 when you are travelling to Poland by using the standard types E or C Polish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Poles will typically use the Type E wall outlets. When you are travelling to Poland from a different region please make sure that the iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Poland

Can the iPad 2 be used in Poland?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Polish power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Poland?

If travelling with more than your iPad 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Poland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Poland (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers on your trip to Poland or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Poland.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Poland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Poland?

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

A page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Polish power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 from the Polish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Polish power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Polish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Polish power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Polish power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Polish power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Polish page on wikipedia.org
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, £5-£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.