Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Burundi

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Burundian power outlet using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type E power charger.

Burundian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 in Burundi. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 abroad.If you're visiting Burundi the following instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using their types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power changes regionally therefore please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Burundi from another country make sure that the iPad Mini 4 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 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like Bujumbura or Muyinga we recommend reading the wikipedia.org web page about Burundi [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Burundi

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Burundi?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Burundian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel adapter for Burundi to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barundi use two different standards of plug sockets (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 it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Burundian trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this 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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Burundi using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 Mini 4 in Burundi?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Burundian power outlet using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Burundian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Burundian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Burundian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - wikipedia.org web page about Burundi
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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