How to charge the iPad 4 in The Central African Republic

Using a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPad 4 with a Central African power outlet and how to power the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Central African power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are planning a vacation to The Central African Republic the following instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to The Central African Republic from another country double check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Central African Republic

Can the iPad 4 be used in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in The Central African Republic.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in The Central African Republic?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best travel adapter 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 standards of power outlets that Central Africans use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 converter for travellers originating from North 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives practically 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in The Central African Republic?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Central African power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Central African power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 using 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 typically supplied with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  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 4 is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Central African power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Central African power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E USB charger to power the iPad 4 with a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Central African power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy your iPad 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Central African page on Wikipedia.org
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (around £4 GBP / under C$140).
  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, priced at around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).