How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Congo power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB charger, how to recharge the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type C Europlug USB plug and charging the iPad 4 using a Type D power plug

Congo power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. When going to The Republic of the Congo this page has instructions showing how to power the iPad 4 using their standard types E, C or D Congo 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from another region please ensure that the iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Republic of the Congo

Can the iPad 4 be used in The Republic of the Congo?

You can use the iPad 4 in The Republic of the Congo.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in The Republic of the Congo?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Congolese use three different standards of plug sockets (E, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Republic of the Congo 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 the US using type B plugs and 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 just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in The Republic of the Congo?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPad 4 with a Congo power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Congo power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 4 from a Congo power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power charger.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from the Congo power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Congo power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from a Congo power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 4.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Congo power outlet

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 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/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