Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Herzegovina

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the iPad 4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Herzegovinian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. If travelling to Herzegovina this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPad 4 using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Herzegovina from another country ensure that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Herzegovina

Can you use the iPad 4 in Herzegovina?

You can use the iPad 4 in Herzegovina by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Herzegovina?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Herzegovina to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Herzegovinians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Herzegovinian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Herzegovina

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Herzegovina 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Herzegovina. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Herzegovina?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Herzegovinian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad 4.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Herzegovinian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Herzegovina
  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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (under £10 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, priced under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).