Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the iPad 3

Angolan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. If planning a trip to Angola the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Angolans will use Europlugs for charging. If you are visiting Angola from another region please check the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter 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 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Angola

Can the iPad 3 be used in Angola?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to an Angolan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Angola?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel adapter for Angola is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Angola and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Angola?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Angolan power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with an Angolan power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 from an Angolan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola - Angola Wikipedia page
  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
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters