Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Libya

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Libyan power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger, charging the iPad 4 using a two pin Type C USB plug and how to charge the iPad 4 using a 3 pin Type D USB plug

Libyan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad 4 . The following instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when travelling to Libya using the D, C, F or L type Libyan 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If your iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Libya from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your iPad 4 is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. However please be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk will use a 230 volt power outlet instead of 110 volts. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Libya

Can you use the iPad 4 in Libya?

You can use the iPad 4 in Libya.

Libya

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Libya?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Libya to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Libyans use four different types of power outlets (D, C, F and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Libyan trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Libya we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however 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 can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Libya 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Libya using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Libya. [12]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Libya?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Libyan power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning 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 found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Libyan power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The round plug supply (sometimes called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [8]) can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type L power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. The hexagon shaped wall outlet (known as a Type L power outlet [10]) can be recognised by 3 large adjecent holes in a line. Note that there are two variations of Type L plug supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Libyan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Libya
  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, under $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, costing 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, priced between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, estimated price under $20.
  10. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.