How to charge the iPad when staying in Uganda

How to connect a Ugandan power outlet to the iPad

Ugandan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards 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 shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad in Uganda. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you're visiting abroad.When you're visiting Uganda the following instructions show charging your iPad using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ugandan plug outlet, with the Ugandans using a 13 amp plug for charging. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Uganda from another country please make sure the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Uganda

Can the iPad be used in Uganda?

You can connect the iPad to a Ugandan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Uganda?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Uganda is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that 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 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable 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 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Uganda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Uganda?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Ugandan power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G power charger to power your iPad from a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Ugandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This power supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ugandan page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at under C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.