How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in San Marino

A page on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB charger, recharging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type L USB adapter

Sammarinese power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 2 in San Marino. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad 2 when abroad.When going to San Marino the following instructions show charging your iPad 2 using the standard types F, C or L Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing countries. If travelling to San Marino from another country please check that your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in San Marino

Can the iPad 2 be used in San Marino?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Sammarinese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in San Marino?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for San Marino is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Sammarinese use three different types of plug sockets (F, C and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this 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 different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both San Marino 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to San Marino.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much 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 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting San Marino. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in San Marino?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. To power your iPad 2 from the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type L USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Sammarinese power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Note that there are two different types of Type L power supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sammarinese Wiki 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, priced £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 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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, priced at £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.