Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Burundi

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Burundian power outlet and charging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type E power adapter.

Burundian 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 3 when staying in Burundi.When going to travel to Burundi the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 3 by using their types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Burundi from a different region please check the iPad 3 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 Burundian place such as Bujumbura we also suggest reading the Burundian entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Burundi

Can you use the iPad 3 in Burundi?

You can use the iPad 3 in Burundi.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Burundi?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best travel charger for Burundi to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Burundians use (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 3, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Burundi using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 power adapter for the iPad 3 in Burundi?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Burundian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Burundian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to charge your iPad 3 with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Burundian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPad 3).
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundian entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).