Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Equatorial Guinea

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C power adapter and recharging the iPad Air using a double pinned Type E power adapter.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you're in staying in Equatorial Guinea.If you are visiting Equatorial Guinea these instructions show powering the iPad Air using the standard E or C type Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Equatorial Guinea from another region make sure the iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to an Equatorial Guinean destination such as Bata we recommend referring to the Equatorial Guinean Wiki page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Equatorial Guinea

Can you use the iPad Air in Equatorial Guinea?

You can connect the iPad Air to an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Equatorial Guinea?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Equatoguineans use (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Equatorial Guinea using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Equatorial Guinea?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean 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, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad Air from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet can be recognised by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Equatorial Guinean 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, around $10.
  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. 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, costs between $15 to $20.