How to charge the iPad 3 in The Republic of the Congo

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad 3 from a Congo power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad 3 using a two pin Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Congo power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPad 3 abroad.When travelling to The Republic of the Congo this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 using their E, C or D type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If visiting The Republic of the Congo from a different region check your iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Republic of the Congo

Can the iPad 3 be used in The Republic of the Congo?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Congo power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Republic of the Congo?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel power adapter for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in The Republic of the Congo (types E, C and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to The Republic of the Congo. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Republic of the Congo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Congo power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 using a Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Congo power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 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 3 from a Congo power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPad 3 from a Congo power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from the Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 using a Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Congo power outlet. The sunken round power supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - wikipedia.org page about The Republic of the Congo
  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 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters