Charging the iPad from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad with a Congo power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter, charging the iPad using a Type D power adapter and charging the iPad using a Type E power adapter

Congo power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you're staying abroad.This page contains instructions telling you how to charge your iPad when staying in The Republic of the Congo using the Type E, C or D Congo 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from another country make sure that the iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. 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 The Republic of the Congo

Can you use the iPad in The Republic of the Congo?

You can use the iPad in The Republic of the Congo.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in The Republic of the Congo?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets that Congolese use (types E, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Republic of the Congo 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Republic of the Congo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in The Republic of the Congo?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Congo power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad with a Congo power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using a Congo power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Congo power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger to charge your iPad with a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger 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. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Congo power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger to charge your iPad with a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad using the Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger 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. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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