How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Tanzania

The Wiki Connections page on how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Tanzanian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a three pin Type D USB adapter.

Tanzanian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Air 2 in Tanzania. This page was specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad Air 2 when going abroad.The following step by step guide will show how to power the iPad Air 2 when you are travelling to Tanzania using their Type G or D Tanzanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by most Tanzanians. When you are visiting Tanzania from a different region please ensure your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on staying somewhere such as Dar es Salaam or Mwanza please read the Tanzania country page on Wikipedia [1] for more information prior to the area. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Tanzania

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Tanzania?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Tanzania by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Tanzania?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Tanzania is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tanzanians use two different types of plug sockets (types G and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied 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 Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 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 Tanzania

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Tanzania.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Tanzania?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using a Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Tanzanian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from a Tanzanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzania country page on Wikipedia
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters