Charging an iPad Air 2 in Somalia

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Somali power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power charger.

Somali power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Air 2 when they're abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows what you'll need to power the iPad Air 2 when you're visiting Somalia using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, the Somalis will use Europlugs for charging. If travelling to Somalia from a different region make sure that the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on visiting a Somali place such as Mogadishu or Hargeisa please read the Somalia Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Somalia

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Somalia?

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

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Somalia?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Somalia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Somalia 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 Somalia 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 the US using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Somalia?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Somali power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Somali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Somali power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Somali 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 tablet is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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