How to charge the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Tanzania

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter and powering the iPad 4 using a Type D USB adapter.

Tanzanian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you're in Tanzania.If you're planning a vacation to Tanzania this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPad 4 using their standard types G or D Tanzanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Tanzanians. When you are visiting Tanzania from another region please make sure your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Tanzania

Can you use the iPad 4 in Tanzania?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Tanzania by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Tanzania?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Tanzania is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tanzanians use two different standards of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 power supplies. These travel converters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Tanzania using type B American 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Tanzania?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge your iPad 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 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 should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 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 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from the Tanzanian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzania country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters