Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Nigeria

Using a 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Nigerian power outlet and how to power the iPad 3 using a Type D USB plug.

Nigerian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPad 3 abroad.When you're staying in Nigeria the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad 3 by using their standard Type G or D 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will change from region to region so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to Nigeria from a different region ensure that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Lagos refer to the Nigeria Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Nigeria

Can you use the iPad 3 in Nigeria?

You can use the iPad 3 in Nigeria.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Nigeria?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 then the best travel charger for Nigeria is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Nigeria (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 can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Nigerian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

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 counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nigeria using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and offers practically 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 a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Nigeria?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Nigerian power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad 3 from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Nigerian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Nigerian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Nigerian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigeria 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).