Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Cape Verde

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Cape Verdean power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type F power adapter.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains useful instructions which shows what you'll need to power your iPad 2 when you are visiting Cape Verde by using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find most Cape Verdeans typically use the Type F plug outlets. If you are visiting Cape Verde from another region please check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Cape Verde

Can the iPad 2 be used in Cape Verde?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Cape Verde?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Cape Verde (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Cape Verde.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Cape Verde?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger to power the iPad 2 from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with the iPad 2).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the USB mains charger 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 Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the iPad 2.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verde wikipedia page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters