Charging the iPad 2 when visiting Niger

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type A USB adapter, how to power the iPad 2 using a 3 pin Type B USB charger and recharging the iPad 2 using a 2 pin Type C power adapter

Nigerien power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad 2 . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you are abroad.If planning a trip to Niger this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPad 2 using the types D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Niger from a different region please double check 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 (for example 110 volts) check that your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop 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 Niger

Can you use the iPad 2 in Niger?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Nigerien power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Niger?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Niger to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are six different types of power outlets that Nigeriens use (D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Nigerien trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 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 strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Niger and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Niger using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Niger?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other. Please be aware that power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in Niger so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This plug supply (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long ground pin. Note power cords with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Niger so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in 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 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round power supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into plus a long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 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 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Niger Wikipedia page
  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/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