Charging an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Namibia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Namibian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Type M USB charger.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPad Air 2 when they are travelling abroad.This simple guide tells you exactly how to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when travelling to Namibia using their standard D or M type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Namibia from a different country please make sure your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Namibia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Namibia?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Namibian trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Namibia using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Namibia?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Namibian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 using the Namibian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three round holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Namibian power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Learn how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Namibian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using a Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type M power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains 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 Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - wikipedia.org web page about Namibia
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters