Charging the iPad Air 2 when visiting Bolivia

A guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Bolivian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger and powering an iPad Air 2 using a two pin Type C USB plug.

Bolivian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. If visiting Bolivia this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Air 2 by using their standard Type C or A Bolivian 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your iPad Air 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Bolivia from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Bolivia

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Bolivia?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Bolivia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Bolivia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bolivians use two different types of power outlets (types C and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bolivia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Bolivia.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Bolivia?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power charger to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from a Bolivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Bolivian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Bolivian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from a Bolivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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