Charging the iPad 3 in Tanzania

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPad 3 from a Tanzanian power outlet and how to charge the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type D power plug.

Tanzanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad 3 when they are staying in Tanzania.If you are going to Tanzania the following instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 using the standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Tanzanians will normally use Type G plug outlets. You will find power sockets differ depending on which country you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Tanzania from a different country please ensure your iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Tanzania

Can you use the iPad 3 in Tanzania?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Tanzanian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Tanzania?

When travelling with more than your iPad 3 then the best travel adapter for Tanzania to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tanzanians use two different standards of plug sockets (types G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tanzania and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to Tanzania 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Tanzania?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPad 3 from a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from a Tanzanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Tanzanian power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Tanzanian power outlet

Learn how to power the iPad 3 with a Tanzanian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 using the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Tanzanian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzania Wikipedia web page
  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 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/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