How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Guinea

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Guinean power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type K power charger, how to recharge the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPad 2 using a two pin Type F USB adapter

Guinean power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 abroad.When you're staying in Guinea this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 using their Type F, C or K Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest reading the Africa and power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Guinea from another region check your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Guinea

Can the iPad 2 be used in Guinea?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Guinean power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Guinea?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad 2 the best travel adapter for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Guineans use three different standards of wall outlets (F, C and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Guinea using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Guinea?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad 2 from a Guinean power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad 2 from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Guinean power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Guinean power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Guinean power outlet using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Guinean power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes and two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Guinean power outlet

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type K USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type K power outlet [8], looks like 3 holes in an inverted triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinea country Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters