Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Djibouti

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a Type E USB charger.

Djiboutian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page is a step by step guide demonstrating how to charge your iPad 4 in Djibouti using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Djibouti from a different country please ensure your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Djibouti

Can the iPad 4 be used in Djibouti?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Djibouti.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Djibouti?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Djibouti is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Djiboutians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Djibouti and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Djibouti.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Djibouti?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Djiboutian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using a Djiboutian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Djiboutian 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 iPad 4 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Djibouti
  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, estimated cost 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 at around $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, estimated cost under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20.