Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Estonia

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 2 from an Estonian power outlet and charging the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type F power charger.

Estonian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad 2 . This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 2 in Estonia by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Estonia from another region make sure the iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Estonia

Can you use the iPad 2 in Estonia?

You can connect the iPad 2 to an Estonian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Estonia?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Estonia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Estonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of 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 tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Estonia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Estonia.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Estonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Estonia?

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

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with an Estonian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from the Estonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Estonian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Estonian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Estonian power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPad 2 with an Estonian power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Estonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Estonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Estonia
  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 cost £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, costing around £5.
  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 around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.