How to charge the iPad in Liberia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad from a Liberian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type A power adapter, charging the iPad using a three pin Type B power plug and charging the iPad using a 2 pin Type C USB charger

Liberian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad when they're staying abroad.This step by step guide will show how to charge your iPad in Liberia by using their types B, A,C, E or F Liberian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Liberia from another country double check the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Liberia

Can the iPad be used in Liberia?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Liberia.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Liberia?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad the best international travel charger for Liberia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Liberians use five different standards of plug sockets (types B, A,C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad 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. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Liberia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Liberia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Liberian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad from a Liberian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using the Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with the iPad.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Liberian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Liberian 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 powering up and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger to power the iPad with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad from the Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad from a Liberian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Liberian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPad.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall outlet, sometimes called a CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [10], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Liberian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad from a Liberian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad from a Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is usually included with the iPad).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - wikipedia page about Liberia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 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/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