Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Lesotho

How to connect a Basotho power outlet to the iPad 4

Basotho power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when you are visiting Lesotho using their standard 220 volt 50Hz M Type Basotho plug outlet. You'll discover that power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting Lesotho from another region ensure that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay in a place like Maseru or Hlotse please refer to the Basotho country page on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Lesotho

Can you use the iPad 4 in Lesotho?

You can use the iPad 4 in Lesotho.

Lesotho

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Lesotho?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 the best international travel charger for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

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 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters 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 come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a cheaper 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 Lesotho. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Basotho power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type M USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Basotho power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 from a Basotho power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad 4).
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type M USB power adapter into the Basotho power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Basotho country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15.
  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 price between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.