How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Togo

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 with a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when Togo.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 4 when you're visiting Togo using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Togolese using a Europlug for charging. Most power sockets will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting Togo from a different country check your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying at a Togolese place such as Lomé or Sokodé refer to the Togo country Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Togo

Can the iPad 4 be used in Togo?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Togolese power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Togo?

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Togo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Togo. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Togo using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Togo. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Togo?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 4 from a Togolese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Togolese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Togolese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Togo country Wiki page
  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, 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.