Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Niger

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter, how to power the iPad 4 using a Type A USB plug and charging the iPad 4 using a three pin Type B power adapter

Nigerien power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPad 4 abroad.When you're staying in Niger the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their standard Type D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will change from region to region so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to Niger from a different region ensure that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Niamey refer to the Niger Wikipedia page [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 Niger

Can you use the iPad 4 in Niger?

You can use the iPad 4 in Niger.

Niger

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Niger?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 the best travel charger for Niger to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are six different standards of plug sockets in Niger (D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Niger we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Niger using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter 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 at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Niger. [16]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Niger?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Nigerien power outlet with a Lightning cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad 4 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins. Be aware power cords with type A plugs which are rated at 125 V shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 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. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a hole below for the earth pin. Be aware that power cables used with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord 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. Switch on the Nigerien 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 powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [10]) looks like three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. This recessed round plug supply, also known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go with a single metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple 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 found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Nigerien power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple 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 can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Niger Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price 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 B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost around $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15.
  12. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  13. 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, between $10 to $15.
  14. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  15. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost under $15.
  16. 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.