How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Cote d Ivoire

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad with an Ivorian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger and charging the iPad using a Type E power adapter.

Ivorian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad in Cote d Ivoire. This page has useful instructions showing you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad when visiting Cote d Ivoire by using the E or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Cote d Ivoire from another region please ensure that the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Cote d Ivoire

Can you use the iPad in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Cote d Ivoire by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Cote d Ivoire?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Cote d Ivoire is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Ivorians use (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad 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 more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cote d Ivoire using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Cote d Ivoire?

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

Using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad from an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad from the Ivorian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Ivorian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply, also known as the Europlug, is recognised by two holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian 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 iPad is recharging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from an Ivorian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from an Ivorian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPad from an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from an Ivorian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ivorian power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from an Ivorian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ivorian Wikipedia 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, estimated cost £5-£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, around £5.
  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, priced £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.