Charging the iPad Air when staying in Algeria

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge the iPad Air from an Algerian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Air using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Algerian power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPad Air when you're travelling to Algeria by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources differ regionally so please read our WikiConnections world power connections guide for a complete list of charging devices in different destinations. When you are travelling to Algeria from another country check the iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Algeria

Can you use the iPad Air in Algeria?

You can connect the iPad Air to an Algerian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air 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 [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Algeria (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the 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 1 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Algeria?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge the iPad Air from an Algerian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air from an Algerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Algerian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from an Algerian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power the iPad Air with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from the Algerian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algeria country page on wikipedia
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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 between $15 to $20 USD (£4-£5 GBP / around C$150).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, priced under $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).