How to charge the iPad Air 2 in Swaziland

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type M power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Swazi power outlet.

Swazi power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when you are in Swaziland by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type M Swazi plug outlet. When visiting Swaziland from another region please ensure that the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting a place like Manzini we also recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Swaziland [1] for more indepth details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Swaziland

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Swaziland?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Swazi power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Swaziland?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for Swaziland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Swaziland using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Swaziland?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type M USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Swazi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Swazi power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type M power outlet [3]) looks like three large circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - wikipedia entry about Swaziland
  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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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