How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Djibouti

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Djiboutian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPad 2 using a two pin Type E USB adapter.

Djiboutian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you're in Djibouti.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to power the iPad 2 when travelling to Djibouti by using their E or C type Djiboutian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Djibouti from a different country ensure the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Djibouti

Can the iPad 2 be used in Djibouti?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Djiboutian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Djibouti?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Djibouti to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Djiboutians use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Djibouti. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Djibouti.
  • 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Djibouti?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using a Djiboutian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Djiboutian power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type E USB adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using a Djiboutian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 2).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Djiboutian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Djiboutian 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 2 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - wikipedia web page about Djibouti
  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