How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Zambia

A guide on how to power the iPad 2 with a Zambian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger, recharging the iPad 2 using a Type G USB adapter and powering the iPad 2 using a Type D USB adapter

Zambian power outlet

If packing for a trip it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use your electronics that you are bringing along with you. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you may end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 2 in Zambia. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 2 when you are in Zambia by using the G, C or D type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Zambians use Type G wall outlets. If travelling to Zambia from another region check your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Zambia

Can the iPad 2 be used in Zambia?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Zambian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Zambia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Zambia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Zambians use (types G, C and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge 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 adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter 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 Zambia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Zambia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Zambia. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Zambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Zambian power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Zambian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Zambian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular holes forming a triangular 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 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Zambian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Zambian power outlet

A guide on how to power the iPad 2 with a Zambian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Zambian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Zambian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Zambian power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide on how to power the iPad 2 with a Zambian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using a Zambian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangular 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 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Zambia Wikipedia web 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$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. 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.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced C$15-C$20.