How to charge the iPad 2 when visiting Cote d Ivoire

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 2 from an Ivorian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a Type E USB adapter.

Ivorian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 2 in Cote d Ivoire. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 2 abroad.If you are staying in Cote d Ivoire these useful instructions show how to power the iPad 2 by using the E or C type Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Cote d Ivoire from another country please check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on visiting an Ivorian place such as Abidjan or Bouak√© we recommend reading the Cote d Ivoire page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Cote d Ivoire

Can the iPad 2 be used in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Cote d Ivoire.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Cote d Ivoire is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ivorians use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Cote d Ivoire.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 2 from an Ivorian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 from an Ivorian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Ivorian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to power the iPad 2 with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from the Ivorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Cote d Ivoire 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, estimated price £10-£15.
  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 £5-£10.
  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, costs £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.