Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Lesotho

A guide showing how to power the iPad 2 from a Basotho power outlet with a 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

Basotho power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPad 2 when staying in Lesotho.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 2 when you're visiting Lesotho using the 220 volt 50Hz Type M Basotho plug supply. If visiting Lesotho from a different country please check the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Lesotho

Can the iPad 2 be used in Lesotho?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Basotho power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Lesotho?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Lesotho is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you’re not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Lesotho using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Lesotho?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 2 from a Basotho power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Basotho power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power plug adapter into the Basotho power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [3], looks like 3 large circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPad 2 with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lesotho Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power plug adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..