How to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Botswana

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 3 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter, powering the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type M USB adapter

Botswana power outlet

Different frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPad 3 abroad.The following simple instructions will show you exactly how to power the iPad 3 when visiting Botswana by using the G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Botswana from a different region please ensure the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Botswana

Can the iPad 3 be used in Botswana?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Botswana power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Botswana?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel power adapter for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets in Botswana (types G, D and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries 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 3, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting 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 Europe, 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 most popular compact option 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Botswana.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Botswana?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Botswana power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from a Botswana power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Botswana 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 powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Botswana power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type D power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Botswana power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Botswana power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 3 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 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 already supplied with the iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, technically known as the Type M power outlet [8], looks like three large round holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - wikipedia entry about Botswana
  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 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