Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Guinea

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Guinean power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger, charging an iPad Air 2 using a two pin Type F power adapter and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Type K USB plug

Guinean power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you are visiting abroad.When you are visiting Guinea the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 by using their standard types F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When visiting Guinea from another country ensure the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Guinea

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Guinea?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Guinea.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of plug sockets that Guineans use (types F, C and K) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Guinea we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 Guinea.
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Guinea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Guinean power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Guinean 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 iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Guinean power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Guinean power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using the Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Guinean power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin pins go along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Guinean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type K USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power an iPad Air 2 from a Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes in a triangle shape with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Guinean 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 iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Wikipedia.org entry about Guinea
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters