Charging the iPad 4 when visiting Egypt

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 4 from an Egyptian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the iPad 4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Egyptian power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when staying abroad.When you're visiting Egypt these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 4 by using their standard F or C type Egyptian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type F plug outlets will be used by a majority of Egyptians. If you are visiting Egypt from another country ensure that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan to stay somewhere such as Cairo or Alexandria read the Wikipedia entry about Egypt [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Egypt

Can you use the iPad 4 in Egypt?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to an Egyptian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Egypt?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 4 the best international travel adapter for Egypt to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Egypt (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Egyptian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Egypt using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Egypt. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Egypt?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPad 4 from an Egyptian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from an Egyptian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian 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 recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Egyptian power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with an Egyptian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Egyptian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Egyptian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Egypt
  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 (£5-£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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$25).
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).