Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Somalia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Somali power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

Somali power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPad 3 when travelling to Somalia by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C plug outlet, with the Somalis using a Europlug for wall outlets. If travelling to Somalia from a different country ensure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a Somali city such as Mogadishu refer to the Wikipedia web page about Somalia [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Somalia

Can the iPad 3 be used in Somalia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Somali power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Somalia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Somalia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips 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 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Somalia using type B American 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Somalia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Somali power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Somali power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Somali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Somali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Wikipedia web page about Somalia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters