Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Libya

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a three pin Type D power adapter, charging the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type C power adapter and powering the iPad 2 using a 2 pin Type F power adapter

Libyan power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when staying abroad.This page is a step by step guide showing how to supply power to the iPad 2 when you're travelling to Libya using the standard D, C, F or L type Libyan 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If your iPad 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Libya from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. However note that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk will use a 230 volt power supply and not 110 volts. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Libya

Can the iPad 2 be used in Libya?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Libyan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Libya?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best travel charger for Libya to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different types of power outlets that Libyans use (types D, C, F and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Libyan trip. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Libya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Libya?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 using the Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet

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

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type L power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type L power outlet [10], looks like 3 round holes forming a line. You'll find there are two different variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - wikipedia entry about Libya
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters