Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Algeria

A guide showing how to charge the iPad 4 from an Algerian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Algerian power outlet

Various standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.When planning a trip to Algeria these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their types F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Algeria from a different region ensure the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Algeria

Can the iPad 4 be used in Algeria?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Algeria.

Algeria

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Algeria?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Algerians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Algeria.
  • 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Algeria?

Powering the iPad 4 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 4 with an Algerian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from an Algerian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 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 4 from an Algerian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type F power adapter to power your iPad 4 with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 using the Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. This circular power supply (sometimes called a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Algerian Wiki page
  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 cost under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).