Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Niger

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB adapter, powering the iPad 3 using a two pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPad 3 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter

Nigerien power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. If visiting Niger these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 by using their standard D, A, B, C, E or F type Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Niger from another region please check that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Niger

Can you use the iPad 3 in Niger?

You can use the iPad 3 in Niger by using a power adaptor.

Niger

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Niger?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 3 the best international travel adapter for Niger is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nigeriens use six different types of power outlets (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Nigerien trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Niger using 3 pin type B 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Niger. [15]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Niger?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades. Please note power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 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 3 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Nigerien power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin. Please note power cords with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  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 B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad 3).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  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 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 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], usually supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  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 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Nigerien power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This sunken circular power outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [14] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm next to each other along with a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 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 3 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nigerien country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced around $10 USD (£2-£3 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  12. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  14. iec.ch - 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).