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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 4 with an Iceland power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to charge the iPad 4 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Iceland power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad 4 in Iceland. These guidelines were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad 4 when abroad.When going to Iceland these useful instructions show charging your iPad 4 using their standard types F or C Iceland 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type F wall outlets will be normally used by most Icelanders. You'll discover most power sockets vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Iceland from a different country check your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Iceland

Can the iPad 4 be used in Iceland?

You can connect the iPad 4 to an Iceland power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Iceland?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 then the best international travel power adapter for Iceland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets in Iceland (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. 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 portable 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Iceland?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Iceland power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 4 with an Iceland power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from the Iceland power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into 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 USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Iceland power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPad 4 from an Iceland power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 4 using an Iceland power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 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, around £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 around £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, £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 £10-£15.