Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Namibia

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad with a Namibian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type D power adapter and how to power the iPad using a 3 pin Type M power charger.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad when staying abroad.When you are staying in Namibia these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad by using their standard Type D or M 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Namibia from another country ensure that your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Namibia

Can the iPad be used in Namibia?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Namibia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad the best travel charger for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Namibian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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 crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Namibia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Namibia?

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

Learn how to charge your iPad with a Namibian power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad using the Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPad.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [3], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad from a Namibian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad from a Namibian power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Namibian 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 is charging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad from a Namibian power outlet

See also

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