Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the iPad 4

Angolan power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.If travelling to Angola this page has instructions showing powering the iPad 4 by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Angolan power outlet, with the Angolans using Europlugs for power outlets. You'll discover that power supplies differ depending on which area you are in therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Angola from a different country please check the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a place like Luanda or Cabinda we also suggest reading the Angolan country entry on wikipedia [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Angola

Can you use the iPad 4 in Angola?

You can connect the iPad 4 to an Angolan power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Angola to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

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 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Angola.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Angola?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with an Angolan power outlet using a Lightning cable and a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from an Angolan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Angolan power outlet. This unearthed power supply, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Angolan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Angolan country entry on wikipedia
  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 price around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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).