Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Senegal

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type E power adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Senegalese power outlet, recharging the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type D power adapter

Senegalese power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Senegal the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 4 by using their standard types D, C, E or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Senegal from another country make sure that the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Dakar we also suggest reading the Senegalese country wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Senegal

Can the iPad 4 be used in Senegal?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Senegalese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Senegal?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets in Senegal (D, C, E and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Senegalese trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are 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 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 Senegal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically 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 a more flexible 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 Senegal. [12]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Senegal?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from the Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Senegalese 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 charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power the iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the 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. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Senegalese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type K power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from the Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 3 large holes in a triangle shape for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Senegalese country wikipedia 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, priced 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, estimated price C$10-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, costing under C$20.
  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, 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 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, estimated price under C$20.