How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Central African power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Central African power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you're abroad.If you are travelling to The Central African Republic this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 using their Type E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets differ depending on which country you are in therefore we recommend reading the power supplies and Africa page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to The Central African Republic from another country double check your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Central African Republic

Can the iPad 2 be used in The Central African Republic?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Central African power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The Central African Republic?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for The Central African Republic 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 The Central African Republic (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 handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of 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 countries around the world:

  • 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 The Central African Republic.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The Central African Republic?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Central African power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from the Central African power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Central African power outlet

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

Using a 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E USB charger to power your iPad 2 from a Central African power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from the Central African power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go 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 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - The Central African Republic Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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