How to charge the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Rwanda

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Rwandan power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPad 2 using a Type J USB adapter.

Rwandan power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad 2 when going abroad.If you are travelling to Rwanda this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 using the standard Type J or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Rwanda from another region double check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Rwanda

Can you use the iPad 2 in Rwanda?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Rwandan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Rwanda?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Rwandans use two different standards of wall outlets (J and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Rwanda 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Rwanda using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 much cheaper 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 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 Rwanda.
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Rwanda?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Rwandan power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using 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], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Rwandan power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Rwandan power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPad 2 with a Rwandan power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a Type J USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Rwandan power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped power supply, sometimes known as the Type J power outlet [6], looks like three holes in a flattened triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwandan Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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