How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Burundi

Instructions showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Burundian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Burundi these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air 2 using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Burundi from a different country check your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Burundi

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Burundi?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Burundian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

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

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Burundi using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Burundi?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Burundian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Burundian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using a Burundian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge 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 Air 2 from a Burundian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Burundian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Burundian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 from the Burundian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes where the pins sit plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundian Wikipedia page
  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/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 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/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