How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Eritrea

A guide showing how to power your iPad Air 2 from an Eritrean power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power charger and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type L USB charger.

Eritrean power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Air 2 when they're travelling abroad.This guide shows exactly how to power the iPad Air 2 when you are in Eritrea by using their L or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Eritrea from another country please make sure that your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Eritrea

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Eritrea?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Eritrean power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Eritrea?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Eritrea is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Eritreans use two different types of plug sockets (types L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when 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 wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of 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 Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Eritrea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Eritrea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Eritrean power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 from the Eritrean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Eritrean power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Eritrean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Eritrean power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type L USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Eritrean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Eritrean power outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped wall supply by three large round adjecent holes in a line. Note there are two different types of Type L power supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Eritrean 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, under C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated cost C$10-C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.