Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Swaziland

How to connect a Swazi power outlet to the iPad 4

Swazi power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 4 in Swaziland. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you are visiting Swaziland.This step by step guide will show exactly how to charge your iPad 4 when travelling to Swaziland using their standard 230 volt 50Hz M Type plug supply. When travelling to Swaziland from another region make sure the iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Swaziland

Can you use the iPad 4 in Swaziland?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Swazi power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Swaziland?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 the best international travel charger for Swaziland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Swaziland 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Swaziland using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Swaziland?

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Swazi power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 4 with a Swazi power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the Swazi power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Swazi power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three large holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the 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 Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Swazi power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Swaziland country entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. 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, around C$10.
  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$25.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.