Charging the iPad when staying in Comoros

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad from a Comorian power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger and powering the iPad using a two pinned Type E power charger.

Comorian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their iPad when visiting abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPad when you're travelling to Comoros using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Comoros from a different region please check that your iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Comoros

Can you use the iPad in Comoros?

You can connect the iPad to a Comorian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Comoros?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad the best international travel charger for Comoros to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Comoros (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Comorian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Comoros we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Comoros using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Comoros.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Comoros?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad from a Comorian power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad using a Comorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad from a Comorian power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad using the Comorian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Comorian power outlet. The circular plug supply, also known as a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other along with one long metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad from a Comorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - Comorian country entry on wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters