How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Benin

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Air with a Beninese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and powering the iPad Air using a Type E power plug.

Beninese power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you're in Benin.When going to Benin this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air using their standard types E or C Beninese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Benin from a different country make sure the iPad Air 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 device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Benin

Can the iPad Air be used in Benin?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Air the best travel adapter for Benin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Beninese use (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 useful 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 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 visiting Benin using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to 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 a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Benin.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Benin?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Beninese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Beninese power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Beninese power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Beninese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Beninese power outlet

See also

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