Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Namibia

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air with a Namibian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power charger and recharging the iPad Air using a 3 pin Type M USB plug.

Namibian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Air . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad Air when they're staying in Namibia.When you're staying in Namibia the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Air by using their types D or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Namibia from a different country please check that your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Namibia

Can the iPad Air be used in Namibia?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air or visiting more than one country the best international 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 chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Namibian trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Namibia we suggest buying a flexible power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Namibia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Namibia?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air with a Namibian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air using the Namibian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPad Air.
  2. Firstly insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type D power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air with a Namibian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from a Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Namibian power outlet

See also

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