Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Uganda

A page showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Ugandan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger.

Ugandan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPad 3 when you're visiting Uganda using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Ugandans will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Uganda from another region make sure your iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Uganda

Can you use the iPad 3 in Uganda?

You can use the iPad 3 in Uganda by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Uganda?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best travel charger for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Ugandan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Uganda we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 using 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 travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Uganda using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Uganda?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Ugandan power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Ugandan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 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] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Ugandan power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page 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, priced at 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, under C$20.