How to charge the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Namibia

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Namibian power outlet and powering the iPad 2 using a Type M power charger.

Namibian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 2 in Namibia. This page was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPad 2 when going abroad.This page contains a guide showing what you'll need to power the iPad 2 in Namibia by using their Type D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Namibia from another country check your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you are planning to visit a Namibian place such as Windhoek or Rundu we also suggest referring to the Namibia Wikipedia web page [1] for more information on the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Namibia

Can you use the iPad 2 in Namibia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Namibia.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Namibia?

When travelling with more than your iPad 2 and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Namibia we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Namibia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Namibia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Namibia?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using a 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 will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Namibian power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Namibian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type M power charger to charge the iPad 2 with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Namibian power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type M power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Namibian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibia Wikipedia web page
  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/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