How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Nigeria

Learn how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

Nigerian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 in Nigeria. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when abroad.When you're going to Nigeria this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPad Air 2 using their G or D type 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Nigeria from another country please ensure that the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you are planning to stay at a Nigerian place like Lagos or Ibadan we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Nigeria [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Nigeria

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Nigeria?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Nigerian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Nigerians use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nigeria.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Nigeria?

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

Learn how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Nigerian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 using a Nigerian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Wikipedia entry about Nigeria
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters