Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Somalia

How to connect a Somali power outlet to the iPad 4

Somali power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Somalia.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when staying in Somalia using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Somali plug outlet, the Somalis will use a Europlug for power outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Somalia from a different region ensure that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Somalia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Somalia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Somali power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Somalia?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 the best international travel charger for Somalia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Somalia we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Somalia using type B American 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 the US 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Somalia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Somali power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your iPad 4 with a Somali power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Somali power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Somali power outlet

See also

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