Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Cameroon

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Cameroonian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Air 2 . This page contains a guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when travelling to Cameroon using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power will vary from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Cameroon from a different country please make sure that your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Cameroon

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Cameroon?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Cameroon by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Cameroon?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 and visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Cameroon is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Cameroonians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cameroon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cameroon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Cameroon?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Cameroonian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power an iPad Air 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Cameroonian country wikipedia page
  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