Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Zimbabwe

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Zimbabwe power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type G USB charger and charging the iPad 3 using a Type D USB plug.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad 3 . If visiting Zimbabwe this page has instructions showing you powering the iPad 3 by using their standard G or D type Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Zimbabweans. You'll discover power sockets change depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Zimbabwe from a different country please check that the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Zimbabwe

Can you use the iPad 3 in Zimbabwe?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Zimbabwe?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best travel charger for Zimbabwe to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Zimbabweans use (G and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Zimbabwe trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Zimbabwe and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Zimbabwe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Zimbabwe?

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from a Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Zimbabwe power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type D USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Zimbabwe power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Zimbabwe power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

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