How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Central African power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger and powering the iPad 3 using a Type E power charger.

Central African power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 abroad.When you are visiting The Central African Republic these instructions show how to power the iPad 3 using their standard types E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. When you are visiting The Central African Republic from a different country please ensure that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Central African Republic

Can the iPad 3 be used in The Central African Republic?

You can use the iPad 3 in The Central African Republic by using the correct power adaptor.

The Central African Republic

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Central African Republic is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Central Africans use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge 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 with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in The Central African Republic?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Central African power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 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] (the cable is typically included with your iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Central African power outlet. The wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger to recharge the iPad 3 with a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using 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 will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular wall supply can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Central African Republic Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costing under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).