Charging an iPad Air 2 in Gabon

Learn how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Gabonese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

Gabonese power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Air 2 when abroad.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Air 2 when you are in Gabon by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C Gabonese plug outlet, the Gabonese will use a Europlug for charging. When visiting Gabon from another country check your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Gabon

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Gabon?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Gabonese power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel power adapter for Gabon is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters on your Gabonese trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gabon 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 going to Gabon.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Gabon.
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Gabon?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Gabonese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Gabonese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to an iPad Air 2 from the Gabonese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Gabonese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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