Charging the iPad 2 when staying in Angola

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPad 2 when they're staying in Angola.If travelling to Angola the following instructions show how to charge the iPad 2 by using the 220 volt 50Hz Type C Angolan power outlet, the Angolans will use a Europlug for wall outlets. Most power sources vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list of regions. When you are travelling to Angola from another country check that the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Angola

Can the iPad 2 be used in Angola?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Angola.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Angola?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Angola 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Angola.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Angola?

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

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 2 from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using an Angolan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Angolan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola - Angolan Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.