How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Zimbabwe

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Air with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad Air using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

Zimbabwe power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your common devices such as cell phones and cameras when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to 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 when Zimbabwe.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when travelling to Zimbabwe by using the standard types G or D Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Zimbabweans. When you are visiting Zimbabwe from a different country make sure the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay somewhere like Harare we suggest referring to the Zimbabwe country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Zimbabwe

Can you use the iPad Air in Zimbabwe?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Zimbabwe.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Zimbabwe?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad Air the best travel charger for Zimbabwe is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Zimbabweans use two different standards of wall outlets (G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Zimbabwe using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Zimbabwe. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Zimbabwe?

Powering the iPad Air with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad Air with a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air using a Zimbabwe power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Air with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using a Zimbabwe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

We endeavour to ensure that links on this page are periodically checked and correct for suitability. This website may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. As an Amazon Associate WikiConnections earn from qualifying purchases. For more details please read the disclaimers page.

  1. Wikipedia - Zimbabwe 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, priced between $10 to $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, costing between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20.