Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Comoros

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Comorian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger and powering the iPad Air using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Comorian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when you're in staying in Comoros.The following instructions shows you how to charge your iPad Air when travelling to Comoros using their standard E or C type Comorian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Comoros from a different region ensure that your iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a destination such as Moroni or Mutsamudu we recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Comoros [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Comoros

Can you use the iPad Air in Comoros?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Comorian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Comoros to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Comorians use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Comoros we recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Comoros and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America going to Comoros using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Comoros?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Comorian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to power your iPad Air with a Comorian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from a Comorian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Comorian power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPad Air from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Comorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Comorian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Comorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - wikipedia entry about Comoros
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_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 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
  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