How to charge the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Ethiopia

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 from an Ethiopian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E power charger, charging the iPad 4 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter

Ethiopian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 4 in Ethiopia. If you're visiting Ethiopia these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPad 4 using their Type E, C, F or L Ethiopian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources differ from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Ethiopia from a different country check your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Ethiopia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Ethiopia?

You can connect the iPad 4 to an Ethiopian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Ethiopia?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Ethiopia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of plug sockets that Ethiopians use (types E, C, F and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Ethiopia. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial 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 Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Ethiopia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Ethiopia?

Powering the iPad 4 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad 4 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 4 using an Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 from an Ethiopian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This round power outlet (called the CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  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 charging which typically takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Ethiopian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 4.
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type L USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 with an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using an Ethiopian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note there are two different variations of Type L wall supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ethiopian 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, 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, estimated cost 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, priced at between $10 to $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, costs 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, costing 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, around $15.