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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Beninese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and powering an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Beninese power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Air 2 in Benin. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're travelling to Benin by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Benin from a different country check that the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Benin

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Benin?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Beninese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Benin?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Benin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Beninese use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Benin 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Benin.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Benin.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Benin?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Beninese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 from the Beninese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger 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. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Beninese power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from a Beninese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Beninese 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 is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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