How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Niger

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger, charging the iPad Air using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter and charging the iPad Air using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Nigerien power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a different country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Air in Niger. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air when you're visiting Niger by using the standard Type D, A, B, C, E or F Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Niger from a different country check your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a Nigerien place like Niamey please read the Nigerien Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Niger

Can the iPad Air be used in Niger?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries then 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]. There are six different standards of power outlets in Niger (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing 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 multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Niger or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those also wishing 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 useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Niger 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 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 more 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Niger?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins. Please note that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to continuing.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Please note that power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [8], is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the USB power 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB power 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 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 normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this power supply by two adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  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, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

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

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using a Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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 the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  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, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

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