How to charge the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Libya

Simple instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter, powering an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Libyan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 in Libya. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to power the iPad Air 2 when you are in Libya by using the Type D, C, F or L 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your iPad Air 2 does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Libya from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the iPad Air 2 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. However be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power supply instead of 110 volts. If you plan on staying in a Libyan destination like Tripoli we suggest referring to the Libya country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Libya

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Libya?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Libya.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Libya is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Libyans use four different standards of wall outlets (D, C, F and L) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Libya 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Libya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Libya?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 from the Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally included with your device.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power 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. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type D power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the mains USB adapter 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 Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power an iPad Air 2 using a Libyan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Libyan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type L USB charger to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. First insert the Type L USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped wall supply by three large round adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Please note there are two variations of Type L wall supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple cord into the power 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. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Libyan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Libya country entry on wikipedia.org
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters