Charging the iPad when staying in Guinea

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad with a Guinean power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type F power charger, charging the iPad using a two pin Type C USB plug and how to power the iPad using a two pinned Type K power charger

Guinean power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPad abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to the iPad when staying in Guinea using their standard Type F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Guinea from a different country please ensure that your iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Guinea

Can you use the iPad in Guinea?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Guinean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Guinea?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets in Guinea (F, C and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 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 plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives practically 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Guinea?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using the Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with the iPad.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Guinean power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPad with a Guinean power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type F power charger.

  1. To power the iPad using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Guinean power outlet. This sunken circular power supply can be recognised by the two large holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Guinean 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 tablet is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power your iPad with a Guinean power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type K power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using the Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is usually included with the iPad.
  2. First plug in the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three holes in an upside-down triangular configuration and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - wikipedia page about Guinea
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters