How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Romania

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Romanian power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Romanian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 4 in Romania. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPad 4 when going to Romania.This guide shows what you'll need to charge your iPad 4 when you are in Romania using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources are different regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Romania from another country please ensure the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Romania

Can the iPad 4 be used in Romania?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Romania.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Romania?

If travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Romania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Romanians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because 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 plugs. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but 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 converters come 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Romania using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This 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 Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Romania?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Romanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge the iPad 4 with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 using a Romanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Romanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Romanian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge the iPad 4 from a Romanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from the Romanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Romanian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be identified by the two large circular adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Romanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Romania
  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, costing under £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, costs £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.