How to charge the iPad when staying in Burkina Faso

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad using a Type E power plug.

Burkinabe power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when abroad.This guide shows how to power the iPad when staying in Burkina Faso by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Burkina Faso from a different country check that the iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Burkina Faso

Can the iPad be used in Burkina Faso?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Burkina Faso?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Burkinabe use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power adapters on your trip to Burkina Faso. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 via USB, 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 useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Burkina Faso 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 North America going to Burkina Faso using 3 pinned type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Burkina Faso?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Burkinabe power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Burkinabe power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Burkinabe power outlet

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

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

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Burkinabe power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad.
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Burkinabe power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkina Faso country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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