Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Senegal

A page showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type E power adapter, charging the iPad 3 using a 2 pin Type C USB plug and charging the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type D power charger

Senegalese power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your iPad 3 . These guidelines have been specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to power the iPad 3 when they are visiting abroad.If visiting Senegal the following instructions show how to power the iPad 3 by using the Type D, C, E or K Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Senegal from a different country please ensure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Senegal

Can the iPad 3 be used in Senegal?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Senegalese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Senegal?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel adapter for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Senegalese use four different standards of plug sockets (types 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 plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your Senegalese trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Senegal.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Senegal?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPad 3 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply the cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type K power outlet [10], can be identified by three holes forming a triangle shape with the bottom hole being in a semicircle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Senegal
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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 (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. 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).