Charging the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Ethiopia

Instructions on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger, recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter

Ethiopian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad Air 2 . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when staying in Ethiopia.If visiting Ethiopia this page has instructions showing charging the iPad Air 2 by using their types E, C, F or L 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Ethiopia from another country ensure that your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to an Ethiopian city like Addis Ababa or Dire Dawa please read the Ethiopia Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Ethiopia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Ethiopia?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Ethiopian power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Ethiopia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of power outlets that Ethiopians use (E, C, F and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Ethiopia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia. [11]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Ethiopia?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Ethiopian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 using the Ethiopian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type L USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Ethiopian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by the three circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. You'll find there are two different types of Type L power outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ethiopia Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, 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, between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at between $15 to $20.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under $15.