Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Nigeria

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 4 with a Nigerian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger and charging the iPad 4 using a three pin Type D power plug.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad 4 . When you're planning a trip to Nigeria these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their types G or D Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies differ regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Nigeria from another region please check your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you intend on staying at a Nigerian city such as Lagos refer to the Nigerian Wiki page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Nigeria

Can you use the iPad 4 in Nigeria?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Nigerian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Nigeria

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nigerians use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Nigerian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

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 crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Nigeria using 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Nigeria. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Nigeria?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 4 with a Nigerian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Nigerian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nigerian power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 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 found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB charger to power the iPad 4 with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by the 3 holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power 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 Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nigerian Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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, around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.