Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Chad

A guide showing you how to power the iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power charger, how to power the iPad 2 using a Type D USB plug and how to charge the iPad 2 using a 2 pin Type E USB plug

Chadian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad 2 . This page contains a guide demonstrating how to supply power to the iPad 2 when going to Chad by using their standard D, C, E or F type Chadian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies are different depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Chad from another country make sure the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power 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 Chad

Can you use the iPad 2 in Chad?

You can use the iPad 2 in Chad.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Chad?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Chad to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different types of wall outlets in Chad (D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Chad we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting 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 travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chad 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 America going to Chad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Chad?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power your iPad 2 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other plus a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from the Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chadian 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters