How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Djibouti

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 from a Djiboutian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type E USB plug.

Djiboutian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 3 in Djibouti. This page was written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 3 abroad.This page has instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 3 when staying in Djibouti using their standard types E or C Djiboutian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Djibouti from another country check your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device 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 whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Djibouti

Can the iPad 3 be used in Djibouti?

You can use the iPad 3 in Djibouti by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Djibouti?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel charger for Djibouti to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Djiboutians use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Djibouti.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Djibouti.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Djibouti?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Djiboutian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Djiboutian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using a Djiboutian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Djiboutian power outlet. This plug outlet, also called a Europlug, is identified by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Djiboutian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Djiboutian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type E power charger to charge the iPad 3 from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from a Djiboutian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Djiboutian power outlet. This round plug outlet (sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins sit and a single long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Djiboutian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - wikipedia web page about Djibouti
  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 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