How to charge an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

How to connect a Bissau-Guinean power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Air 2 in Guinea-Bissau. The following instructions shows exactly how to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're visiting Guinea-Bissau using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Bissau-Guinean plug outlet, the Bissau-Guineans will use Europlugs for power outlets. If travelling to Guinea-Bissau from a different region double check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Guinea-Bissau by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Guinea-Bissau?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea-Bissau and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Guinea-Bissau using type B 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 America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Guinea-Bissau?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally supplied with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (known as the Europlug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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