How to charge the iPad Air when planning a trip to Liberia

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type B USB adapter, charging the iPad Air using a double pin Type A USB charger and how to recharge the iPad Air using a Type C USB adapter

Liberian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page contains a step by step guide showing what you'll need to power the iPad Air when you're visiting Liberia by using their Type B, A,C, E or F Liberian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies differ depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Liberia from a different country please ensure that the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Liberia

Can the iPad Air be used in Liberia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Liberia by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Liberians use five different standards of power outlets (B, A,C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Liberia we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Liberia 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Liberia.
  • 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. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Liberia?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to power the iPad Air with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air using a Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin blades go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Liberian power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Air with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Air using a Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector and a Type E power charger to charge the iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air using the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other and a long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. 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 tablet is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet

Charging the iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Liberian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using the Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [12], can be recognised by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. 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 tablet is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Liberia Wikipedia web 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters