How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type G USB adapter and how to charge the iPad 2 using a three pin Type D USB adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. If you are visiting Sierra Leone this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad 2 using their standard types G or D Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Sierra Leone from another country please ensure your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan to visit a Sierra Leonean destination such as Freetown or Bo refer to the Sierra Leone country Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Sierra Leone

Can the iPad 2 be used in Sierra Leone?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Sierra Leone?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best international travel charger for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Sierra Leoneans use (types G and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your type of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sierra Leone and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Sierra Leone using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Sierra Leone?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin connector and a Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using a Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally included with the iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leone country Wiki 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/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 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters