How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Chad

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Type E power plug

Chadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're in Chad.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to power the iPad Air 2 when travelling to Chad by using their D, C, E or F type Chadian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Chad from a different country ensure the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Chad

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Chad?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Chadian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Chad?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Chad to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Chadians use four different types of plug sockets (types D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Chad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Chad?

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type D USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from the Chadian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type E power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 using a Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - wikipedia web page about Chad
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters