How to charge an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Angolan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air 2 in Angola. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're in Angola.If you're going to Angola this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, the Angolans will use a Europlug for charging. When you are visiting Angola from another region please ensure your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Angola

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Angola?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Angola by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Angola?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

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 Air 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [6]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Angola?

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

A page on how to charge an iPad Air 2 with an Angolan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Air 2 from an Angolan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Angola country page on Wikipedia
  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, costs under $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 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, around $15.