Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Uganda

How to connect a Ugandan power outlet to the iPad 4

Ugandan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPad 4 when they are abroad.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 4 when you're visiting Uganda using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ugandan power outlet, with the Ugandans using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Uganda from a different country please check that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Uganda

Can you use the iPad 4 in Uganda?

You can use the iPad 4 in Uganda.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Uganda?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 the best international travel adapter for Uganda is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Ugandan trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

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

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Uganda using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Uganda?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Ugandan power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from a Ugandan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Ugandan power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ugandan country page on Wikipedia
  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 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, estimated price around C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced C$15-C$20.