How to charge the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Estonia

Using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your iPad 4 from an Estonian power outlet and how to charge the iPad 4 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Estonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad 4 in Estonia. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPad 4 when they're going to Estonia.These instructions shows you exactly how to charge your iPad 4 when you're travelling to Estonia by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Estonia from another region check your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Estonia

Can you use the iPad 4 in Estonia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Estonia by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Estonia?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad 4 the best travel adapter for Estonia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Estonians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Estonia or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

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 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Estonia using type B 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Estonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Estonia?

Charging the iPad 4 from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from an Estonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using an Estonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Estonian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Estonian power outlet

A guide on how to power the iPad 4 with an Estonian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Estonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already included with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Estonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry 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, costs £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, estimated price £10-£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, estimated price £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under £15.