Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Cameroon

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Cameroonian power outlet and charging the iPad Air using a two pin Type E power adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. When you are staying in Cameroon these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air by using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Cameroon from a different region ensure your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Cameroon

Can you use the iPad Air in Cameroon?

You can use the iPad Air in Cameroon.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Air then the best international travel adapter for Cameroon is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Cameroon (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose 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.

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 using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cameroon and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cameroon using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Cameroon?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPad Air with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using the Cameroonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Cameroonian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to power the iPad Air with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air using a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral with a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

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