Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Nigeria

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Nigerian power outlet and how to power the iPad 2 using a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. If visiting Nigeria these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 2 by using their standard G or D type Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Nigeria from another region please check that the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Nigeria

Can you use the iPad 2 in Nigeria?

You can use the iPad 2 in Nigeria by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Nigeria?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Nigeria is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Nigerians use two different types of power outlets (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Nigerian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Nigeria we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

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 using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nigeria 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Nigeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Nigeria?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Nigerian power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Nigerian power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This power supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigerian country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/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