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

Learn how to power your iPad Air with a Chadian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C power charger, recharging the iPad Air using a three pin Type D USB charger and how to charge the iPad Air using a double pinned Type E USB plug

Chadian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Air in Chad. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when you're in going to Chad.If you're going to Chad this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Air by using the standard D, C, E or F type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Chad from a different country please ensure that the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Chad

Can the iPad Air be used in Chad?

You can use the iPad Air in Chad by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Air and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Chad to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Chadians use (types D, C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. 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 overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Chad and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Chad?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air from a Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with the iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Chadian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Air from a Chadian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using a Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn 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 taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Chadian power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad Air from a Chadian power outlet using a Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air).
  2. First plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. The round power outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Chadian power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge the iPad Air with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using a Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally included with the iPad Air.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. This round plug outlet (called the Type F power outlet [10] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chad Wikipedia web 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters