How to charge the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Ghana

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Ghanaian power outlet and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Type D power charger.

Ghanaian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when Ghana.If you're visiting Ghana this page contains instructions showing you how to power the iPad Air 2 using their G or D type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Ghana from a different country make sure the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting a Ghanaian place like Accra we also suggest referring to the Ghanaian Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Ghana

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Ghana?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Ghanaian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Ghana is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ghanaians use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Ghana. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ghana 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Ghana.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Ghana?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Ghanaian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Ghanaian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 using a Ghanaian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB 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. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghanaian 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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