How to charge an iPad Air 2 when visiting Bosnia

Instructions showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Bosnian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Various standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when staying in Bosnia by using their types F or C Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Bosnia from a different region make sure the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Bosnia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Bosnia?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bosnians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Bosnian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bosnia 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Bosnia using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Bosnia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Bosnian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using a Bosnian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. This plug outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Bosnian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Bosnian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to power an iPad Air 2 with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using the Bosnian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bosnian country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).