How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in The Republic of the Congo

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Congo power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter, charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type D power plug

Congo power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad 2 in The Republic of the Congo. When visiting The Republic of the Congo the following instructions show powering your iPad 2 using their Type E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting The Republic of the Congo from another region please make sure that the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Republic of the Congo

Can the iPad 2 be used in The Republic of the Congo?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The Republic of the Congo?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Congolese use three different types of plug sockets (E, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The Republic of the Congo or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. 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 overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Republic of the Congo using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The Republic of the Congo?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Congo power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To power your iPad 2 using a Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Congo power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger to recharge your iPad 2 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 using a Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] 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 D USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  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. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Congo power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into plus a single long 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 Congo 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 iPad is charging which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - wikipedia.org page about The Republic of the Congo
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters