How to charge the iPad Air from a power outlet in Egypt

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad Air from an Egyptian power outlet and how to charge the iPad Air using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Egyptian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to 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 sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Air in Egypt. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you're in going to Egypt.When you're travelling to Egypt these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover most Egyptians use Type F wall outlets. When you are visiting Egypt from a different region please ensure that the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Egypt

Can you use the iPad Air in Egypt?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Egypt by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Egypt?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Egypt to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Egyptians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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 Air, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Egypt and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Egypt.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Egypt. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Egypt?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Egyptian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Air from an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air using an Egyptian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Egyptian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Egyptian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Egyptian power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPad Air with an Egyptian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Egyptian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Egypt Wikipedia web 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £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 (under £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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).