How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the iPad Air

Angolan power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when Angola.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when staying in Angola by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Angolans using a Europlug for charging. When you are visiting Angola from a different country ensure the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to visit an Angolan place such as Luanda or Cabinda refer to the wikipedia.org page about Angola [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Angola

Can you use the iPad Air in Angola?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Angola by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Angola?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power 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 come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Angola 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Angola?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using an Angolan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Angolan power outlet. The power supply can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with an Angolan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Angola
  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, 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, 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.