Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Burundi

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Burundian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E power adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Various standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you are travelling to Burundi.When you are planning a vacation to Burundi the following instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Burundi from another region check that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Burundi

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Burundi?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Burundian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Burundi?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Burundi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Burundi (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Burundi.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Burundi?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Burundian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Burundian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Burundian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Burundian power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Burundian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Burundian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundian page 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 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£4-£5 GBP / under C$140).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).