Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Botswana

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Botswana power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger, how to power an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type M USB plug

Botswana power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to visit a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when you're visiting Botswana using the types G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Botswana from another country ensure your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Botswana

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Botswana?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Botswana by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Botswana?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel charger for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Batswana use three different types of wall outlets (types G, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. 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 included plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Botswana trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. 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 smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Botswana we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous 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 around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana 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 Botswana using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Botswana?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cord into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Botswana power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Botswana power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Botswana power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Botswana power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type M USB charger.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from a Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type M power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_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 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
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters