Charging an iPad Air 2 when staying in Romania

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Romanian power outlet and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Romanian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 . These guidelines were specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad Air 2 when they're staying in Romania.If staying in Romania these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Romania from a different country please make sure that your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Romania

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Romania?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Romanian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Romania?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel charger for Romania to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Romanians use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Romanian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Romania 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Romania.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Romania?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Romanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Romanian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger 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. Turn on the Romanian 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 and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Romanian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using the Romanian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Romanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Romanian Wikipedia web 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, costs £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 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, priced at around £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.