Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

Simple instructions showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Central African power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Central African power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in The Central African Republic.When you're travelling to The Central African Republic the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 by using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power will differ depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When visiting The Central African Republic from another region ensure that your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Central African Republic

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in The Central African Republic?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in The Central African Republic.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in The Central African Republic (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Central African trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Central African Republic 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Central African Republic.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Central African Republic?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Central African power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Central African power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 from a Central African power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Central African power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Central African power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Central African power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Central African power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from the Central African power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Wikipedia.org entry about The Central African Republic
  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