Charging the iPad from a power outlet in Botswana

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad with a Botswana power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter, how to charge the iPad using a 3 pin Type D power charger and recharging the iPad using a 3 pin Type M power charger

Botswana power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPad . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad when staying in Botswana.When you are visiting Botswana this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad by using the types G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Botswana from a different country please check that your iPad 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 power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Botswana

Can you use the iPad in Botswana?

You can use the iPad in Botswana.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Botswana?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad the best international travel adapter for Botswana is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Botswanans use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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 Botswana 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Botswana 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Botswana?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad with a Botswana power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad from a Botswana power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Botswana power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Botswana power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad with a Botswana power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad from a Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Botswana power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad with a Botswana power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad from the Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - wikipedia.org web page about Botswana
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters