Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Eritrea

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 2 from an Eritrean power outlet and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type L USB plug.

Eritrean power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when they're staying abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 2 when staying in Eritrea using their standard L or C type Eritrean 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Eritrea from a different country please check the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Eritrea

Can you use the iPad 2 in Eritrea?

You can use the iPad 2 in Eritrea.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Eritrea?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Eritrea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Eritrea (L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Eritrea and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Eritrea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Eritrea?

Charging the iPad 2 from an Eritrean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 2 from an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Eritrean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from an Eritrean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type L power adapter to power the iPad 2 with an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 from an Eritrean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the hexagon shaped plug supply by the 3 large adjecent holes in a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Eritrea
  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 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 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, 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, C$15-C$20.