How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Togo

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Togolese power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

Togolese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 2 in Togo. These guidelines were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad 2 when they are travelling abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPad 2 when travelling to Togo by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C Togolese plug outlet, the Togolese will use Europlugs for wall outlets. Most power supplies will vary from region to region so we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Togo from another country please make sure your iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Togo

Can the iPad 2 be used in Togo?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Togo.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Togo?

If travelling with more than your iPad 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Togo is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power adapters on your trip to Togo or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Togo.
  • 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 one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Togo. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Togo?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Togolese power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 from a Togolese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Togolese power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. 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 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Togolese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Togo country page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs around £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.