How to charge the iPad when staying in Niger

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter, recharging the iPad using a two pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPad using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger

Nigerien power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their iPad abroad.This guide shows how to power the iPad when staying in Niger by using the standard types D, A, B, C, E or F Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Niger from another country please ensure the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent 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 Niger

Can the iPad be used in Niger?

You can connect the iPad to a Nigerien power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Niger?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international 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]. Nigeriens use six different types of plug sockets (D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving 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 tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Niger.
  • 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Niger?

Powering the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger to power your iPad from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad from a Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nigerien power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other. Please note that power cords with type A outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Niger so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad from a Nigerien power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earth pin. Please be aware power cables with type B outlets which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  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 charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad by Apple).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Nigerien power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad using a Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPad).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other and a metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad with a Nigerien power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This round power supply can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

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