Charging an iPad Air 2 in Senegal

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Senegalese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger, charging an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and charging an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type E USB plug

Senegalese power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 . These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.If you're travelling to Senegal these instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 using the standard D, C, E or K type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Senegal from a different country ensure the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan to visit a Senegalese place such as Dakar we recommend reading the Senegalese country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Senegal

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Senegal?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Senegalese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Senegal?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four types of power outlets in Senegal (types D, C, E and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Senegal using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Senegal.
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Senegal?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Senegalese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply (called the CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a two pinned Type K power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large holes forming an upside-down triangle shape and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - Senegalese country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/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 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters