How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Equatorial Guinea

Using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad 2 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPad 2 when they're staying abroad.These step-by-step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPad 2 when you're in Equatorial Guinea using their Type E or C Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Equatorial Guinea from another country please double check your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Equatorial Guinea

Can the iPad 2 be used in Equatorial Guinea?

You can connect the iPad 2 to an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Equatorial Guinea?

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Equatorial Guinea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Equatoguineans use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter similar to 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 Equatorial Guinea

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 2, however 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 visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Equatorial Guinea.
  • 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Equatorial Guinea?

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

Using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad 2 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean 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 recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type E USB adapter to charge the iPad 2 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Equatorial Guinea country Wikipedia 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, costing around $10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost around $5.
  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, priced at 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, around $15.