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

How to connect a Bissau-Guinean power outlet to the iPad Air

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Guinea-Bissau these useful instructions show charging your iPad Air by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, the Bissau-Guineans will use Europlugs for power outlets. If travelling to Guinea-Bissau from another country please double check your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use the iPad Air in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Guinea-Bissau by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. 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, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 charge 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 for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea-Bissau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Guinea-Bissau using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers 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 a flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Guinea-Bissau?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air from the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Bissau-Guinean 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 iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

See also

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