Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Uganda

How to connect a Ugandan power outlet to the iPad Mini 2

Ugandan power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when they're travelling abroad.When you're staying in Uganda the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 2 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Ugandans will use a 13 amp plug for charging. Power supplies will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power sockets page for a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to Uganda from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Uganda

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Uganda?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Uganda.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Uganda?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Uganda is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Ugandan trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated 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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Uganda?

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Ugandan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Ugandan power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 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, C$10-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, priced under C$25.
  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.