How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Niger

Simple instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger, how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a Type B power plug and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Nigerien power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to charge the iPad Air 2 when you are in Niger by using the standard types D, A, B, C, E or F Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Niger from a different country check that your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on visiting a city such as Niamey or Zinder refer to the Wikipedia entry about Niger [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Niger

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Niger?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Niger.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Niger to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are six different standards of power outlets in Niger (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Niger.
  • 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 North America 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 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 Niger.
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Niger?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 using a Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other. Note that power cords used with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using a Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Please note that power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Niger so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to power an iPad Air 2 using a Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type D power outlet [10]) can be identified by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type E power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. This sunken round wall supply, also called a Type E power outlet [12] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. The sunken circular power supply (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [14]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Wikipedia entry about Niger
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters