Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Macedonia

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Macedonian power outlet and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Macedonian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you are abroad.This page contains a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 4 when visiting Macedonia using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Macedonia from another country check that the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a place like Skopje or Bitola please refer to the Macedonian country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Macedonia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Macedonia?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Macedonia.

Macedonia

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Macedonia?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Macedonia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Macedonians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are 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 on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Macedonia 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 Macedonia 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 only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Macedonia?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Macedonian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Macedonian power outlet with a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Macedonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Macedonian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian 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 to 4.5 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Macedonian country Wiki page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, estimated cost under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).