Charging the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Burundi

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Burundian power outlet and how to charge the iPad Mini using a Type E USB charger.

Burundian power outlet

Complicated standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini in Burundi. This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to the iPad Mini when travelling to Burundi using the standard E or C type Burundian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power supplies change regionally therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When visiting Burundi from another country make sure that the iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Burundi

Can the iPad Mini be used in Burundi?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Burundian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Burundi?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini then the best travel power adapter for Burundi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Burundians use (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Burundi?

Powering the iPad Mini with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Mini with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini using a Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Burundian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini using the Burundian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round plug supply can be identified by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit with a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundi 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters