How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Cameroon

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB charger to power your iPad 3 from a Cameroonian power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a two pin Type E USB adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 3 in Cameroon. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Cameroon by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Cameroon from a different country check that the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Cameroon

Can the iPad 3 be used in Cameroon?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Cameroonian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Cameroon?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Cameroon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Cameroon (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Cameroon. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however 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 crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 going to Cameroon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 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 Cameroon.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Cameroon?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPad 3 from a Cameroonian power outlet using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 using a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Cameroonian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using a Cameroonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which should take around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - wikipedia.org entry about Cameroon
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).