Charging an iPad Air 2 when visiting Cote d Ivoire

Instructions showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with an Ivorian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Europlug Type C power charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type E USB adapter.

Ivorian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPad Air 2 when they are visiting Cote d Ivoire.When visiting Cote d Ivoire these instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 using the standard E or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Cote d Ivoire from a different country make sure the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Cote d Ivoire

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Ivorian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Ivorians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Ivorian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cote d Ivoire using 3 pin type B US 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one 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 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 Cote d Ivoire. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Ivorian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with an Ivorian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using an Ivorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Ivorian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Ivorian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from an Ivorian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Ivorian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Ivorian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Cote d Ivoire country Wiki page
  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, costing under £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, priced £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.