Charging the iPad in Djibouti

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad from a Djiboutian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad using a Type E power adapter.

Djiboutian power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are planning a vacation to Djibouti the following instructions show how to charge the iPad using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Djibouti from another country double check the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device 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. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Djibouti

Can you use the iPad in Djibouti?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Djiboutian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Djibouti?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad the best international travel charger for Djibouti is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Djiboutians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. 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. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Djibouti 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Djibouti using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Djibouti?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad from a Djiboutian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using the Djiboutian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Djiboutian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad from a Djiboutian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Djiboutian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you purchase your iPad).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Djiboutian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad from a Djiboutian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - Djiboutian page on Wikipedia.org
  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/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