Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Principe

Learn how to power the iPad 2 from a Prinicipe power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger and charging the iPad 2 using a two pin Type F power charger.

Prinicipe power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions which shows how to charge your iPad 2 when travelling to Principe using the standard F or C type Prinicipe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Principe from another country please check the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like Santo António or Ilhéu Bom Bom we recommend reading the Prinicipe Wikipedia web page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Principe

Can you use the iPad 2 in Principe?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Prinicipe power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Principe?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 2 the best international travel adapter for Principe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Principe (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Principe 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Principe 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Principe.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Principe?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Prinicipe power outlet

Learn how to power the iPad 2 from a Prinicipe power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 using the Prinicipe power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  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 bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Prinicipe power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using the Prinicipe power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the USB mains charger 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 Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Prinicipe Wikipedia web 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters