Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Romania

Instructions on how to power the iPad Air from a Romanian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad Air using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

Romanian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when visiting abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPad Air when you are in Romania using the Type F or C Romanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Romania from a different country please double check your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Romania

Can the iPad Air be used in Romania?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Romanian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Romania?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Romania to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Romanians use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Romania we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Romania.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Romania?

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

A guide on how to charge your iPad Air from a Romanian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 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] (typically already included with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Romanian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Romanian power outlet

Charging the iPad Air from a Romanian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Romanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Romanian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia 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, priced at £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, under £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, around £10.