Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Iceland

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with an Iceland power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

Iceland power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know if you can power your vital devices when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPad Air 2. Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when staying in Iceland.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're travelling to Iceland using the Type F or C Iceland 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Icelanders. If you are visiting Iceland from another country make sure that the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Iceland

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Iceland?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Iceland power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Iceland?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel adapter for Iceland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Iceland (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of 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 with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

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 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 or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Iceland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Iceland?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with an Iceland power outlet.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from the Iceland power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 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 Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from an Iceland power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Iceland power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 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 situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Iceland power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Iceland 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, costing £10-£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, 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, £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 cost £10-£15.