How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Ethiopia

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a Type F power charger, how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type C power charger and charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger

Ethiopian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you are staying abroad.When you're going to travel to Ethiopia the following instructions show charging your iPad 2 using the standard types E, C, F or L Ethiopian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Ethiopia from a different country check that the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Ethiopia

Can you use the iPad 2 in Ethiopia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Ethiopia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of wall outlets in Ethiopia (types E, C, F and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Ethiopia. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

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 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Ethiopia.
  • 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 North America 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia. [12]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Ethiopia?

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

A guide on how to power your iPad 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using an Ethiopian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

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

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB charger to power your iPad 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 using the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPad 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 using an Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. The recessed circular power supply (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [8]) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type L USB adapter to charge the iPad 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using an Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped power supply by 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note that there are two different variations of Type L power supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian 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 2 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ethiopia country entry on wikipedia.org
  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, costs 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 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, estimated price under $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  12. 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.