Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Djibouti

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad Air from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to power the iPad Air using a Type E power adapter.

Djiboutian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air abroad.If visiting Djibouti the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air using the E or C type Djiboutian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Djibouti from a different region please check that your iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on visiting a Djiboutian city such as Djibouti refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Djibouti [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Djibouti

Can you use the iPad Air in Djibouti?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Djiboutian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Djibouti is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Djibouti (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Djibouti using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Djibouti?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad Air from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air from a Djiboutian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Djiboutian power outlet. This plug supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Djiboutian power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air with a Djiboutian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using the Djiboutian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Djiboutian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Djiboutian power outlet

See also

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