How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Nigeria

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad with a Nigerian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and how to charge the iPad using a three pin Type D USB adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad in Nigeria. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when visiting abroad.This page has instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad in Nigeria by using the standard G or D type 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Nigeria from a different country make sure that the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPad is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. 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 Nigeria

Can the iPad be used in Nigeria?

You can connect the iPad to a Nigerian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Nigeria?

If travelling with more than just your iPad or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Nigeria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Nigeria (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Nigerian trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Nigeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Nigeria?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad from a Nigerian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad with a Nigerian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad using a Nigerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Nigerian power outlet. This wall supply (technically called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad from a Nigerian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad with a Nigerian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad from the Nigerian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Nigerian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian 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 iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nigerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - wikipedia.org page about Nigeria
  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/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 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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