Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Cote d Ivoire

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with an Ivorian power outlet and charging the iPad 4 using a Type E power adapter.

Ivorian power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad 4 . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Cote d Ivoire.When you are staying in Cote d Ivoire these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 4 by using their standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Cote d Ivoire from another country make sure the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in an Ivorian city like Abidjan or Bouak√© please refer to the Ivorian country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Cote d Ivoire

Can the iPad 4 be used in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to an Ivorian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Cote d Ivoire?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Cote d Ivoire to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ivorians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Cote d Ivoire we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Cote d Ivoire.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Cote d Ivoire?

Charging the iPad 4 from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from an Ivorian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Ivorian power outlet. The power supply is identified by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Ivorian power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 4 with an Ivorian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 4 from an Ivorian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Ivorian power outlet

See also

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