How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Botswana

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Botswana power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type D power plug

Botswana power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad 2 in Botswana. This guide will show you what you'll need to charge your iPad 2 when you are visiting Botswana by using the standard types G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Botswana from another region please make sure the iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Botswana

Can the iPad 2 be used in Botswana?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Botswana power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Botswana is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Botswanans use three different types of plug sockets (G, D and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. 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 in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Botswana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Botswana?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Botswana power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Botswana power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 from the Botswana power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the 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 is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Botswana power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into 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 Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Botswana power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Botswana power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type M power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using a Botswana power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like three large round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Botswana 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 taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Botswana power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters