Charging the iPad when staying in Equatorial Guinea

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger to power the iPad with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet and charging the iPad using a two pin Type E USB plug.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad abroad.This page contains a simple guide which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad when travelling to Equatorial Guinea using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Equatorial Guinea from a different country please ensure your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. 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 Equatorial Guinea

Can you use the iPad in Equatorial Guinea?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Equatorial Guinea?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad the best international travel charger for Equatorial Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Equatoguineans use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Equatorial Guinea.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Equatorial Guinea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type C USB adapter to power your iPad with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPad.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Charging the iPad from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E USB charger to power the iPad with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad from the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus one metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Equatorial Guinea country page on wikipedia
  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, 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 E power outlet
  7. 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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  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.