How to charge the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Uganda

How to connect a Ugandan power outlet to the iPad Mini

Ugandan power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPad Mini when you're travelling to Uganda by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ugandan wall outlet, the Ugandans will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. You will discover most power sources differ regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Uganda from another region please make sure your iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Uganda

Can the iPad Mini be used in Uganda?

You can use the iPad Mini in Uganda by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Uganda?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad Mini the best international travel power adapter for Uganda is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Uganda we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Uganda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Uganda?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini with a Ugandan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini using a Ugandan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Mini).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Uganda Wikipedia web page
  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, under C$20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around C$15.