Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Djibouti

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Djiboutian power outlet and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Djiboutian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.These step by step instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to power the iPad Air 2 when you're visiting Djibouti using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Djibouti from a different region please check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on staying at a city like Djibouti or Ali Sabieh we recommend reading the Djiboutian country Wiki page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Djibouti

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Djibouti?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Djibouti.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Djibouti?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel power adapter for Djibouti is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Djiboutians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those 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 travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Djibouti 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 America visiting Djibouti using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Djibouti.
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Djibouti?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air 2 using the Djiboutian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using a Djiboutian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - Djiboutian country Wiki 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters