How to charge the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Liberia

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a double pin Type A USB adapter, how to charge the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type B USB plug and recharging the iPad 4 using a 2 pinned Type C power charger

Liberian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPad 4 when they are travelling to Liberia.If going to Liberia this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad 4 by using the standard Type B, A,C, E or F 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Liberia from another region check your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Liberia

Can you use the iPad 4 in Liberia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Liberia by using a power convertor.

Liberia

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad 4 the best travel power adapter for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different standards of plug sockets 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 plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return 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.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Liberia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Liberia. [13]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Liberia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 using a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPad 4 with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet can be recognised by the two adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type E power charger to recharge the iPad 4 with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPad 4).
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. The round power outlet can be identified by the two large circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 4 from a Liberian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 4).
  2. First plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Liberia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£2-£3 GBP / under C$5).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. 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 (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  12. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  13. 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).