Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Burkina Faso

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Burkinabe power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a Type E USB charger.

Burkinabe power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to help prepare visitors wanting to power their iPad 2 when travelling abroad.If staying in Burkina Faso this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 2 by using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power will vary from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Burkina Faso from a different region please make sure that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Burkina Faso

Can you use the iPad 2 in Burkina Faso?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Burkinabe power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Burkina Faso?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Burkinabe use (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Burkina Faso 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 going to Burkina Faso.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Burkina Faso?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 using the Burkinabe power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type E USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Burkinabe power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkinabe country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters