How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Rwanda

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Rwandan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPad 4 using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter.

Rwandan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad 4 in Rwanda. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you are travelling abroad.If you are going to travel to Rwanda these useful instructions show powering your iPad 4 using their J or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will vary regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If visiting Rwanda from another region check that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Rwanda

Can the iPad 4 be used in Rwanda?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Rwanda.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Rwanda?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Rwanda (J and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Rwanda.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Rwanda?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Rwandan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Rwandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Rwandan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Rwandan power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Rwandan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type J power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 from the Rwandan power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the Rwandan power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped wall supply by three large round holes forming a flattened triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Rwandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Rwandan page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).