How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Iceland

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPad 2 from an Iceland power outlet and recharging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

Iceland power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Iceland using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Icelanders will normally use Type F sockets in their power outlets. Power supplies will vary depending on which area you visiting therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Iceland from another region double check your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Iceland

Can you use the iPad 2 in Iceland?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Iceland.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Iceland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Icelanders use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iceland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Iceland.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Iceland?

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

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPad 2 from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using the Iceland power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Iceland power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power charger 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 Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Iceland power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using an Iceland power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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 £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 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, priced at under £15.