How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Cameroon

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type E power plug.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you are travelling abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 2 when you're visiting Cameroon by using the standard types E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to Cameroon from another country please ensure that the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Douala or Yaoundé we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Cameroon [1] for further information on travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Cameroon

Can the iPad 2 be used in Cameroon?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Cameroonian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Cameroon?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Cameroonians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Cameroon or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Cameroon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Cameroon?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger to recharge your iPad 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad 2 using a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes where the pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger to power your iPad 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using a Cameroonian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by two adjacent holes with a metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - wikipedia.org page about Cameroon
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters