How to charge the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Bolivia

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Bolivian power outlet and charging the iPad 4 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you're staying abroad.If you're travelling to Bolivia these useful instructions show powering your iPad 4 using the standard types C or A Bolivian 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If your iPad 4 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Bolivia from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Bolivia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Bolivia?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Bolivian power outlet.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Bolivia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Bolivia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bolivians use two different types of plug sockets (C and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

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 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bolivia 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Bolivia 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Bolivia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Bolivian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from the Bolivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning charging cord into the power 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. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Bolivian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Bolivian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Bolivian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from the Bolivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter 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. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bolivia Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under £3.
  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, estimated price around £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.