Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Kenya

How to connect a Kenyan power outlet to the iPad 2

Kenyan power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. When you are travelling to Kenya the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 2 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Kenyans using 13 amp plugs for charging. Most 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 Kenya from another country ensure the iPad 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 that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Kenya

Can you use the iPad 2 in Kenya?

You can use the iPad 2 in Kenya.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Kenya?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Kenya is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those 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 is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kenya using 3 pinned type B 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 from America using type B plugs and 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 just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kenya. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Kenya?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Kenyan power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Kenyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Turn on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Kenya
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).