How to charge the iPad 2 in Tunisia

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 2 from a Tunisian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type E power plug.

Tunisian power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Tunisia it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any vital devices when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Tunisia you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need it. Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are planning a vacation to Tunisia the following instructions show how to charge the iPad 2 using the standard E or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E power outlets will be typically used by most Tunisians. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Tunisia from another country please double check your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Tunisia

Can the iPad 2 be used in Tunisia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Tunisia.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Tunisia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Tunisia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Tunisians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tunisia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Tunisia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 Tunisia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Tunisia?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 2 from a Tunisian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 from a Tunisian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 2 from a Tunisian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from the Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Tunisian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tunisia page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).