How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to Chad

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to recharge the iPad with a Chadian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter, powering the iPad using a Type D power adapter and how to charge the iPad using a two pinned Type E power plug

Chadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad abroad.When you're visiting Chad this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad by using the D, C, E or F type Chadian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Chad from another region double check the iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you're planning to visit a city such as N'Djamena we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Chad [1] for more indepth details. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Chad

Can the iPad be used in Chad?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Chad by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Chad?

If travelling with more than just your iPad then the best travel charger for Chad to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Chadians use four different standards of wall outlets (D, C, E and F) 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 can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Chad using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Chad?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Chadian power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPad from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using a Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Chadian power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type D power adapter to charge the iPad from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad from the Chadian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPad with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad using a Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Chadian power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a single metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Chadian power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type F power adapter to charge the iPad from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the two plug outlet pins go, plus thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Wikipedia.org entry about Chad
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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/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