How to charge the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Lesotho

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type M power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different 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 sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air 2 in Lesotho. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Air 2 when they are staying abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPad Air 2 when travelling to Lesotho by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type M Basotho plug outlet. Most power supplies vary from region to region so we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Lesotho from another region please check that your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Lesotho

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Lesotho?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Lesotho.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Lesotho?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Lesotho or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Lesotho using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Basotho power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type M power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Basotho power outlet.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using a Basotho power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - wikipedia.org page about Lesotho
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters