How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Slovakia

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Slovak power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Slovak power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a different country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you're visiting abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows you exactly how to charge the iPad 2 in Slovakia by using the standard Type E or C Slovak 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies vary from region to region so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Slovakia from another country please ensure the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 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. If you are planning to stay at a Slovak destination like Bratislava please read the Slovak Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Slovakia

Can the iPad 2 be used in Slovakia?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Slovakia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovaks use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with 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. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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 converters 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 Slovakia 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Slovakia?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to recharge your iPad 2 from a Slovak power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Slovak power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Slovak power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Slovak power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 from the Slovak power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically already supplied with the iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Slovak power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Slovak Wikipedia 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, 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, £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, priced at £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.