How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB charger to power your iPad from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad in Guinea-Bissau. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to power the iPad when abroad.When going to Guinea-Bissau the following instructions show charging your iPad using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C Bissau-Guinean wall outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Guinea-Bissau from a different country check your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on visiting a place like Bissau we also recommend reading the Bissau-Guinean Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use the iPad in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Guinea-Bissau.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Guinea-Bissau?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Guinea-Bissau 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 can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters 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 covering both Guinea-Bissau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea-Bissau.
  • 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Guinea-Bissau?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To power your iPad from the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPad.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean 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 powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Bissau-Guinean Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters