How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Cameroon

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPad 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a Type E USB adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPad 4 when they are travelling to Cameroon.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPad 4 when you are visiting Cameroon by using their Type E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Cameroon from another country please check that your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Cameroon

Can the iPad 4 be used in Cameroon?

You can use the iPad 4 in Cameroon by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Cameroon?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Cameroonians use two different standards of plug sockets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. 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 switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Cameroon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 generous 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 travel charger for the iPad 4 in Cameroon?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPad 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally supplied with the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. This power outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge your iPad 4 from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two 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
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters