Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Cote d Ivoire

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with an Ivorian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger and recharging the iPad 3 using a Type E USB plug.

Ivorian power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. If you are visiting Cote d Ivoire the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 3 by using the types E or C Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Cote d Ivoire from a different country please ensure your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a destination such as Abidjan or Bouak√© we recommend referring to the Ivorian Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Cote d Ivoire

Can the iPad 3 be used in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to an Ivorian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Cote d Ivoire

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Cote d Ivoire?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Cote d Ivoire (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

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 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Cote d Ivoire.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Cote d Ivoire. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Cote d Ivoire?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Ivorian power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter to power your iPad 3 with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from an Ivorian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ivorian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian 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 tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Ivorian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Ivorian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using the Ivorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the iPad 3.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Ivorian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ivorian 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, 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, priced at 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, 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, costs C$15-C$20.