How to charge the iPad Air from a power outlet in Nigeria

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad Air with a Nigerian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPad Air using a three pin Type D USB adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you're abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPad Air when you're visiting Nigeria by using the standard types G or D Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Nigeria from another country please ensure the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to a city such as Lagos or Ibadan please read the Nigerian Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Nigeria

Can the iPad Air be used in Nigeria?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Nigerian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Nigerians use (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Nigeria. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nigeria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Nigeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Nigeria?

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to power your iPad Air from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air using a Nigerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Air with a Nigerian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Nigerian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Nigerian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigerian Wiki 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
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters