Charging an iPad Air 2 when visiting Tunisia

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Tunisian power outlet and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a two pinned Type E power plug.

Tunisian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPad Air 2 when they're staying abroad.When visiting Tunisia these instructions show how to power the iPad Air 2 using the standard E or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Tunisians will typically use Type E wall outlets. When visiting Tunisia from another country check your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Tunisia

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Tunisia?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Tunisian power outlet.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Tunisia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Tunisia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Tunisians use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tunisia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Tunisia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Tunisian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Tunisian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Tunisian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Tunisian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Tunisian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Tunisian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from a Tunisian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The sunken round wall outlet (known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins with a single metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tunisia country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15.