How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Swaziland

How to connect a Swazi power outlet to the iPad Air

Swazi power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Air in Swaziland. When you're travelling to Swaziland this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad Air using their 230 volt 50Hz Type M Swazi wall supply. When visiting Swaziland from another country please ensure your iPad Air 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 Swazi destination such as Manzini or Mbabane refer to the Swaziland country Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Swaziland

Can the iPad Air be used in Swaziland?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Swazi power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Swaziland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

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 using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Swaziland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Swaziland.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Swaziland?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Swazi power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type M USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Swazi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from the Swazi power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (called a Type M power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Swazi 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 Air is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Swazi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swaziland country Wikipedia 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/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