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

Learn how to charge your iPad Air from a Central African power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad Air using a double pin Type E power charger.

Central African power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPad Air abroad.This simple guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPad Air when visiting The Central African Republic using the standard E or C type Central African 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sources are different from country to country therefore we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections world power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. When visiting The Central African Republic from another country make sure the iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Central African Republic

Can you use the iPad Air in The Central African Republic?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Central Africans use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Central African Republic using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in The Central African Republic?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Air with a Central African power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using a Central African power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad Air).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPad Air from a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air from a Central African power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - The Central African Republic wikipedia page
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters