Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Tunisia

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Tunisian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and recharging the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Type E power charger.

Tunisian power outlet

Different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 4 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the iPad 4 when they are abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when you are in Tunisia using the Type E or C Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Tunisians typically use Type E plugs in their wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets change depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Tunisia from a different country please make sure that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on staying in a place such as Tunis or Sousse-Monastir-Mahdia please refer to the Tunisian country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Tunisia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Tunisia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Tunisian power outlet.

Tunisia

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Tunisia?

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

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Tunisia we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Tunisia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Tunisia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Tunisia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Tunisian power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Tunisian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from a Tunisian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Tunisian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Tunisian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 from a Tunisian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Tunisian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Tunisian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of 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 Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tunisian 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, estimated cost 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, priced at around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20.