Charging the iPad when staying in The Central African Republic

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad from a Central African power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power charger and recharging the iPad using a two pinned Type E power charger.

Central African power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page is a step by step guide demonstrating how to charge your iPad in The Central African Republic using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to The Central African Republic from a different country please make sure your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The Central African Republic

Can you use the iPad in The Central African Republic?

You can connect the iPad to a Central African power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in The Central African Republic?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad then the best international travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Central Africans use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Central African Republic using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in The Central African Republic?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Central African power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to power your iPad with a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad from the Central African power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Central African power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad with a Central African power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad from a Central African power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other along with one long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - wikipedia page about The Central African Republic
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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