Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Rwanda

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad from a Rwandan power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB charger and recharging the iPad using a 3 pin Type J power charger.

Rwandan power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad . This page contains instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your iPad when staying in Rwanda using the Type J or C Rwandan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Rwanda from another country ensure your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Rwanda

Can the iPad be used in Rwanda?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Rwandan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Rwanda?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad the best international travel charger for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Rwandans use two different types of power outlets (types J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Rwandan trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Rwanda we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however 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 crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Rwanda and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Rwanda using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 Rwanda.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Rwanda?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad from a Rwandan power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a Rwandan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Rwandan power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad with a Rwandan power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a Type J power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using the Rwandan power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it in the Rwandan power outlet. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Wikipedia web page about Rwanda
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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