How to charge the iPad 4 in Equatorial Guinea

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge the iPad 4 when travelling abroad.When travelling to Equatorial Guinea the following useful instructions show powering the iPad 4 using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Equatorial Guinea from another country double check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Equatorial Guinea

Can the iPad 4 be used in Equatorial Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Equatorial Guinea.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Equatorial Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Equatorial Guinea (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for certain 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 on your Equatorial Guinean trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting 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 using 3 pinned type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Equatorial Guinea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type E power charger to charge the iPad 4 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the iPad 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus one metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Equatorial Guinea 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, 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, priced 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 under C$20.
  8. 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.