How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Senegal

Using a 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger to charge the iPad with a Senegalese power outlet, how to recharge the iPad using a 3 pinned Type D power plug and how to recharge the iPad using a 2 pinned Type E power plug

Senegalese power outlet

Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad when you're in Senegal.These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your iPad when you're visiting Senegal by using their D, C, E or K type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Senegal from another region please ensure that the iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Senegal

Can you use the iPad in Senegal?

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

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What is the best power charger for the iPad in Senegal?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Senegal is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets that Senegalese use (D, C, E and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) 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 at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Senegal or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

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, however for those 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 useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Senegal 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Senegal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal. [12]
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Senegal?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger to charge the iPad with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPad).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 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 Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Senegalese power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector with a Type D power charger to charge the iPad with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the three holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E power charger to charge the iPad with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad using a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply (known as the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad from a Senegalese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad from a Senegalese power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad using a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad).
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three large holes forming an upside-down triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Senegal entry on wikipedia.org
  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, costing C$15-C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price around C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced at under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.