Charging an iPad Air 2 in Madagascar

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Malagasy power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Type C USB adapter and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Type D power charger

Malagasy power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 . This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you are going to Madagascar.If you are going to Madagascar the following instructions show how to power the iPad Air 2 using the standard D, C, E, J or K type 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D power outlets will be normally used by most Malagasy. Most power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Africa page for a full list of countries. If the iPad Air 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Madagascar from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Madagascar

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Madagascar?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Malagasy power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Madagascar?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Malagasy use five different standards of plug sockets (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power 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 phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, 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 can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Madagascar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Madagascar.
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Madagascar?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Malagasy power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Air 2 using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Air 2.
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Malagasy power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

Learn how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type J USB charger.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type J USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped plug outlet by three large holes in a flattened triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type K USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the three large holes in an inverted triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - Madagascar 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters