Charging the iPad Air when planning a trip to Togo

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Air with a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Air . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad Air when staying in Togo.When you are planning a holiday to Togo this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Air by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Togolese power outlet, with the Togolese using Europlugs for charging. When visiting Togo from a different region please check that the iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Togolese city like Lom√© or Sokod√© we also suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about Togo [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Togo

Can you use the iPad Air in Togo?

You can use the iPad Air in Togo by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Togo?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Air then the best travel charger for Togo to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Togo and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Togo using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Togo. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Togo?

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

Using a Lightning connector and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPad Air with a Togolese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Air from a Togolese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Togolese power outlet. The power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Togolese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Togo
  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, priced around $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15.