How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Namibia

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Namibian power outlet and charging the iPad 4 using a 3 pinned Type M USB charger.

Namibian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPad 4 when they're visiting abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 4 when you're travelling to Namibia by using the standard types D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies differ depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Namibia from another country please make sure the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a Namibian place like Windhoek please read the Namibian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Namibia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Namibia?

You can use the iPad 4 in Namibia.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Namibia?

If travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best international travel power adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Namibia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Namibian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Namibian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Namibian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Namibian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type M power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type M power outlet [6]) looks like three large round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Namibian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced 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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost around 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 C$20.