How to charge the iPad 4 in Guinea

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Guinean power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type K USB adapter, charging the iPad 4 using a two pin Type C Europlug power plug and charging the iPad 4 using a two pin Type F Schuko power charger

Guinean power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad 4 when they're staying abroad.When you're staying in Guinea the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 using the standard F, C or K type Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Guinea from another region make sure that the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Guinea

Can the iPad 4 be used in Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Guinea.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Guinea?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets that Guineans use (F, C and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Guinean trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the 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 phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Guinea we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guinea using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Guinea?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter to power your iPad 4 with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guinean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power the iPad 4 with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 using the Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Guinean power outlet. This circular plug supply (known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other where the two pins go and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  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 charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 4 with a Guinean power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type K USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type K power outlet [8]) looks like three holes forming a triangle configuration for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  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 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guinea page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).