How to charge the iPad Air from a power outlet in Burundi

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Air with a Burundian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPad Air using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Burundian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Air in Burundi. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPad Air when you're travelling to Burundi by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Burundi from a different country check that the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Burundi

Can the iPad Air be used in Burundi?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Burundian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air the best travel charger for Burundi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Barundi use (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - 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 different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 converter for travellers originating from America going to Burundi using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Burundi?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Air with a Burundian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from the Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad Air by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Burundian power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E USB charger to power your iPad Air from a Burundian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Burundian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with one metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  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 iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - wikipedia.org entry about Burundi
  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