Charging the iPad when planning a trip to Togo

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPad with a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. If travelling to Togo this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Togolese will use a Europlug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Togo from another country ensure that your iPad can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Togo

Can you use the iPad in Togo?

You can use the iPad in Togo by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Togo?

When travelling with more than just your iPad the best international travel adapter for Togo to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Togo and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Togo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Togo.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Togo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Togolese power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge the iPad with a Togolese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using the Togolese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Togolese power outlet. This unearthed power supply (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Togolese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Togo - Togo wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs around $5 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).