How to charge the iPad when staying in Libya

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad from a Libyan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger, charging the iPad using a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad using a Type F power charger

Libyan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad in Libya. If you are staying in Libya the following instructions show charging your iPad using their D, C, F or L type 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If the iPad doesn't power up or recharges 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) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. However please note that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk will use a 230 volt power outlet and not 110 volts. 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 Libya

Can the iPad be used in Libya?

You can connect the iPad to a Libyan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Libya?

If travelling with more than your iPad then the best international travel power adapter for Libya to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Libyans use four different types of plug sockets (D, C, F and L) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Libyan trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Libya using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Libya?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Libyan power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad from the Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Libyan power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPad from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad from a Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. The sunken round power supply, also called a Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering the iPad with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type L power charger to power your iPad from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped wall supply (called a Type L power outlet [10]) looks like three large round adjecent holes forming a line. You'll find there are two variations of Type L wall supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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