Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Swaziland

How to connect a Swazi power outlet to the iPad 2

Swazi power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly how to charge the iPad 2 when you're travelling to Swaziland using the 230 volt 50Hz Type M plug outlet. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Swaziland from a different country please make sure that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Swaziland

Can you use the iPad 2 in Swaziland?

You can use the iPad 2 in Swaziland by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Swaziland?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Swaziland we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Swaziland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Swaziland using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Swaziland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Swaziland?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type M USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Swazi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using the Swazi power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Charging the iPad 2 from a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Swaziland Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.