Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Chad

A guide showing how to power the iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger, powering the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type D power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type E power plug

Chadian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 3 when they are travelling to Chad.This page has instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 3 when you're in Chad by using their types D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Chad from a different country please ensure your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPad 3 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 up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Chad

Can you use the iPad 3 in Chad?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Chadian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Chad?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Chad is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets in Chad (types D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Chad.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Chad. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Chad?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply, also known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 using a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from 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] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPad 3).
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. This recessed round wall outlet can be identified by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 3 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 included with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Chadian country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).