How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Liberia

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Liberian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a two pinned Type A USB plug and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a three pinned Type B USB plug

Liberian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.If you are travelling to Liberia these instructions show how to power the iPad Air 2 using their standard types B, A,C, E or F Liberian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing regions. If you are travelling to Liberia from a different country ensure the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Liberia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Liberia?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Liberia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Liberia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. There are five different standards of power outlets that Liberians use (types B, A,C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Liberia we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Liberia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Liberia?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Liberian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 from the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Liberian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Liberian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air 2).
  2. First plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. The round power outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 using a Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. This round plug outlet (called the Type F power outlet [12] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit, plus metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Liberian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Liberian country 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters