How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Burundi

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPad with a Burundian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPad using a Type E power plug.

Burundian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad when going to Burundi by using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Burundi from another country please double check your iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating 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 Burundi

Can the iPad be used in Burundi?

You can connect the iPad to a Burundian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Burundi?

If travelling with more than your iPad and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Burundi is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Burundians use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Burundi.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Burundi?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPad with a Burundian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Burundian power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type E USB adapter to charge your iPad from a Burundian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using the Burundian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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