Charging the iPad in Algeria

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with an Algerian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad using a two pinned Type F power plug.

Algerian power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you are going to Algeria.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad when going to Algeria by using their Type F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Algeria from a different country ensure that the iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan to visit an Algerian place such as Algiers or Oran please read the Algerian page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details. 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 Algeria

Can you use the iPad in Algeria?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to an Algerian power outlet.

Algeria

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Algeria?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Algerians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to 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 different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Algeria 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Algeria 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Algeria?

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

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with an Algerian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad from the Algerian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad from an Algerian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad with an Algerian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Algerian 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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).