How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Algeria

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad 2 from an Algerian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type F USB charger.

Algerian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. When staying in Algeria this page contains instructions showing powering your iPad 2 by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Algeria from a different region double check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the iPad 2 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 whilst powering it up. If you plan on travelling to a city like Algiers please refer to the Algerian entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Algeria

Can the iPad 2 be used in Algeria?

You can use the iPad 2 in Algeria.

Algeria

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Algeria?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best travel adapter for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Algerians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Algeria?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad 2 from an Algerian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using an Algerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet is recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger 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. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from an Algerian power outlet by using a 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 from the Algerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. The recessed round wall supply, sometimes known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes and a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Algerian entry 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, priced at under $15 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 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 $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, estimated price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).