How to charge the iPad Air when planning a trip to Cote d Ivoire

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPad Air from an Ivorian power outlet and how to charge the iPad Air using a two pinned Type E USB plug.

Ivorian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Air . This page was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Air abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPad Air in Cote d Ivoire by using their Type E or C Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Cote d Ivoire from a different region check that the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Cote d Ivoire

Can you use the iPad Air in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Cote d Ivoire.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Cote d Ivoire?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Air the best travel power adapter for Cote d Ivoire is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Ivorians use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Cote d Ivoire or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cote d Ivoire and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cote d Ivoire using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Cote d Ivoire?

Powering the iPad Air with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Air with an Ivorian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air from the Ivorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Ivorian power outlet. The power supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger to recharge the iPad Air with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using an Ivorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally supplied with the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go with a single long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Cote d Ivoire
  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 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, estimated cost around 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, around C$15.