How to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Togo

How to connect a Togolese power outlet to the iPad 3

Togolese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you're travelling abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge your iPad 3 when you are in Togo by using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C plug outlet, the Togolese will use Europlugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Togo from a different country check that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Togo

Can the iPad 3 be used in Togo?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Togolese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Togo?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Togo is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Togo or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Togo using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Togo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Togo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Togolese power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Togolese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 using a Togolese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Togolese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Togo - Togolese 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/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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters