Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Gambia

How to connect a Gambian power outlet to the iPad 4

Gambian power outlet

If you are organizing a trip it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use your devices such as mobiles and cameras when you get to your destination. By not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Differing standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPad 4 when travelling to Gambia using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Gambians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Gambia from a different country ensure that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Gambia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Gambia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Gambian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Gambia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad 4 then the best international travel adapter for Gambia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Gambia.
  • 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gambia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Gambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Gambian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad 4 with a Gambian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the Gambian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Gambian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Gambian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gambia Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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, priced at 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, priced at under C$20.