How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Libya

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air from a Libyan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger, powering the iPad Air using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPad Air using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Libyan power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air abroad.When visiting Libya the following instructions show charging your iPad Air using their D, C, F or L type 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If your iPad Air does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Libya from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. However please be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power supply instead of 110 volts. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Libya

Can the iPad Air be used in Libya?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Libyan power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than your iPad Air 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]. There are four different standards of power outlets in Libya (types D, C, F and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers on your trip to Libya or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters 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 supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 Air in Libya?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air from a Libyan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 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], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air 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 Air from a Libyan power outlet

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

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air using the Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Air by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by three circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Libyan power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPad Air from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using a Libyan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air).
  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 holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins sit along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Libyan power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air from a Libyan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type L power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air from the Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This hexagon shaped wall supply (called a Type L power outlet [10]) looks like three large round adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note that there are two different types of Type L plug outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version 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 the USB end of the cord into the USB 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. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Libyan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Wikipedia entry about Libya
  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