Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Algeria

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with an Algerian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Algerian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. When you are visiting Algeria the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Type F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies change regionally therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Algeria from another country check that the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Algeria

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Algeria?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Algerian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Algeria?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Algerians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are 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 while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Algeria?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from an Algerian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Air 2 using the Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from an Algerian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from an Algerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Algerian power outlet. The circular plug supply can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Wikipedia web page about Algeria
  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-£10.
  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, under £5.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costing £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £15.