How to charge the iPad 4 when visiting Comoros

A guide on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Comorian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPad 4 using a double pin Type E USB plug.

Comorian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 4 in Comoros. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 4 abroad.If you are staying in Comoros these useful instructions show how to power the iPad 4 by using the E or C type Comorian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Comoros from another country please check the iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on visiting a Comorian place such as Moroni or Mutsamudu we recommend reading the Comoros page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Comoros

Can the iPad 4 be used in Comoros?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Comoros.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Comoros?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 the best travel power adapter for Comoros is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Comorians use (E and C) and bringing 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 it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 North America going to Comoros.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Comoros. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Comoros?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Comorian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with a Comorian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 using the Comorian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Comorian power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E power charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 from the Comorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, also called the Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Comoros page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).