Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Guinea

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Guinean power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter, charging the iPad Air using a two pin Europlug Type C power charger and how to power the iPad Air using a Type K power adapter

Guinean power outlet

Differing standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. The following step-by-step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when you're visiting Guinea using the standard F, C or K type Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power sources will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list of regions. When visiting Guinea from another country make sure that the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Air is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Conakry or Guéckédou we recommend referring to the Guinea Wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Guinea

Can you use the iPad Air in Guinea?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Guinean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air the best international travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Guineans use three different standards of power outlets (F, C and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Guinean trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Guinea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Guinean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  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 charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Guinean power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Guinean power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air from a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Guinean power outlet. The circular power supply (sometimes called a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type K USB charger to recharge the iPad Air from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  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 tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinea Wikipedia 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/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