Charging the iPad 4 when visiting Chad

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 4 with a Chadian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB adapter, charging the iPad 4 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB plug and how to power the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type E power plug

Chadian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPad 4 when you're travelling to Chad by using their Type D, C, E or F Chadian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Chad from another country check your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Chad

Can you use the iPad 4 in Chad?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Chadian power outlet.

Chad

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Chad?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 4 then the best international travel charger for Chad to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Chadians use four different standards of power outlets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable 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 covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Chad using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Chad?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPad 4 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 4 with a Chadian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 4 using a Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 4 with a Chadian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using a Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a two pinned Type F power adapter to charge your iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Chadian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing 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, priced between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, under $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costs between $15 to $20.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.