How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Lesotho

How to connect a Basotho power outlet to the iPad Air

Basotho power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPad Air abroad.If you're travelling to Lesotho the following instructions show charging your iPad Air using their 220 volt 50Hz M Type power outlet. Power sources will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Lesotho from another country please ensure the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Lesotho

Can the iPad Air be used in Lesotho?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Basotho power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers 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 Lesotho or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight 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 this type of flexible power charger online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, 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 covering 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 America visiting Lesotho.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Lesotho?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type M power charger to power your iPad Air from a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 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 typically already supplied with the iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 large circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Basotho 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 charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Lesotho country Wikipedia page
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters