Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Burundi

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Burundian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad 2 using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad 2 . If visiting Burundi these instructions show powering the iPad 2 by using their standard E or C type Burundian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will differ regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Burundi from another region ensure your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on staying in a destination such as Bujumbura we recommend reading the Burundi Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Burundi

Can you use the iPad 2 in Burundi?

You can use the iPad 2 in Burundi by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Burundi?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel adapter for Burundi is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Burundians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to 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.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Burundi and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Burundi using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Burundi?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Burundian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad 2 using the Burundian 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. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Burundian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  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 Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundi 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters