How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the iPad

Angolan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad in Angola. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad when you are travelling to Angola by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, the Angolans will use Europlugs for power outlets. When visiting Angola from another country please ensure that the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Angola

Can you use the iPad in Angola?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Angola.

Angola

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Angola?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Angola?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from an Angolan power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad from the Angolan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Angolan 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, 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. 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).