Charging the iPad 4 in Benin

A guide on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Beninese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge the iPad 4 using a Type E power charger.

Beninese power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad 4 in Benin. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 4 in Benin using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Benin from another region check that the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan to visit a Beninese place such as Cotonou we recommend reading the Beninese page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Benin

Can you use the iPad 4 in Benin?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Beninese power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Benin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Beninois use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Benin.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Benin. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Benin?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Beninese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 from the Beninese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Beninese power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPad 4 with a Beninese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a two pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 using the Beninese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Beninese power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB 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. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Beninese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Beninese page on Wikipedia.org
  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, estimated cost £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, priced at around £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.