Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

A guide showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a three pin Type D power charger.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.When you're staying in Sierra Leone the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Air 2 by using their types G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Sierra Leone from a different country please make sure your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Sierra Leone

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Sierra Leone?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Sierra Leone.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Sierra Leone?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel adapter for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sierra Leoneans use two different types of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Air 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 travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sierra Leone and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Sierra Leone.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 Sierra Leone.
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Sierra Leone?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using a Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Wikipedia.org entry about Sierra Leone
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters