Charging the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Albania

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with an Albanian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Albanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Albania.When you are travelling to Albania these instructions show charging the iPad Air 2 by using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Albania from a different country please double check the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged 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 Albania

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Albania?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Albania.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Albania?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Albania is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Albania (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Albanian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Albania we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors 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 when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Albania 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Albania using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Albania?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Albanian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with an Albanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from an Albanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Albanian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Albanian power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with an Albanian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 using the Albanian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Wikipedia web page about Albania
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced around £15.
  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, priced at £4-£5.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.