Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Uganda

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Ugandan power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type G USB adapter.

Ugandan power outlet

Different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 2 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPad 2 when they are abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 2 when you are in Uganda using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ugandan power outlet, with the Ugandans using 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Uganda from another country ensure that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Uganda

Can the iPad 2 be used in Uganda?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Ugandan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Uganda?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad 2 then the best travel adapter for Uganda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Ugandan trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Uganda 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Uganda using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective 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 a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Uganda?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Ugandan power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Ugandan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Ugandan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Uganda
  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, 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, estimated cost C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.