Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Burkina Faso

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and recharging the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Burkinabe power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Burkina Faso.When going to travel to Burkina Faso the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 by using their types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Burkina Faso from a different region please check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Burkinabe place such as Ouagadougou we also suggest reading the Burkinabe entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Burkina Faso

Can you use the iPad 4 in Burkina Faso?

You can use the iPad 4 in Burkina Faso.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Burkina Faso?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Burkina Faso (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Burkina Faso we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular portable power adapter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Burkina Faso?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPad 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet with a Lightning cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from the Burkinabe power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This recessed round plug outlet, also known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe 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 tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Burkinabe entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).