How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Uganda

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPad Air from a Ugandan power outlet.

Ugandan power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad Air in Uganda. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when going abroad.If you are staying in Uganda these instructions show powering your iPad Air using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Ugandans will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Uganda from a different country check your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Uganda

Can the iPad Air be used in Uganda?

You can use the iPad Air in Uganda.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Uganda is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge 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 strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Uganda using 3 pinned 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 North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Uganda?

Charging the iPad Air from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPad Air from a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Ugandan power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Ugandan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia 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, estimated price around $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.