How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Uganda

How to connect a Ugandan power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Ugandan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Uganda by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ugandan plug outlet, the Ugandans will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Uganda from a different region please ensure the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Uganda

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Uganda?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Uganda.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Uganda?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Uganda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Uganda?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Ugandan power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using a Ugandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Ugandan power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Uganda country entry on wikipedia.org
  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, around £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 at £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under £15.