Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Burundi

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Burundian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type E power plug.

Burundian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you're in staying in Burundi.When planning a trip to Burundi the following instructions show how to power the iPad 4 by using the Type E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Burundi from another region ensure the iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Bujumbura read the Burundian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Burundi

Can you use the iPad 4 in Burundi?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Burundian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Burundi?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Burundi is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Burundi (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Burundi we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 Burundi. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Burundi?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Burundian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Burundian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the Burundian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains 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 Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Burundian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Burundian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger to power the iPad 4 with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 using the Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Burundian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Burundian Wikipedia web page
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under 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, estimated cost 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, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).