How to charge the iPad 2 when visiting Senegal

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPad 2 from a Senegalese power outlet, charging the iPad 2 using a Type C USB charger and charging the iPad 2 using a two pin Type E USB charger

Senegalese power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. If visiting Senegal these instructions show how to power your iPad 2 by using the standard D, C, E or K type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Senegal from another country please check your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Senegal

Can the iPad 2 be used in Senegal?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Senegal by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Senegal?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Senegalese use (D, C, E and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPad 2 supports 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 adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 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 adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Senegal and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Senegal using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Senegal.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Senegal?

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

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad 2 from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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 bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPad 2 from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 2 from the Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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 bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type E power charger to charge the iPad 2 from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. 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 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type K power charger to charge the iPad 2 from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 2 using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with your iPad 2).
  2. First plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes in an inverted triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. 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 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - Wikipedia.org entry about Senegal
  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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters